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Re: Welsh Operators Keep it English

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Tue, 8 May 2007 23:43:17 -0400

John Mayson <> wrote in message


> CARDIFF, Wales, May 8 (UPI) -- Telephone operators in Wales are
> being told not to greet callers in the country's native tongue because
> the language may damage vocal chords."

> How bad does your language have to be that merely speaking it can
> damage your vocal chords?

I am a linguist, and I can assure you that I've never heard of a language
damaging vocal cords! Such a language would immediately change into one
that doesn't, since children of each generation learn only what they can

Journalistic hoax?

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