WHAT'S IN A NAME
The ever popular Jeremy Vine show on BBC radio 2 ran an unusually mediocre story on April 2nd. Had it been April 1st, they could have been excused
The second feature of the day, running nearly a half hour from more or less 10.30am through to 12.00, was about the apparent demise in popularity of the boy's name GARRY
Not surprisingly for such a non-newsworthy item, Jeremy began running out of steam, particularly when a caller mentioned as an aside, that the subject was discussed on his particular local radio station several weeks earlier
Not just mundane, but an old story. But here's something that no one heard on air which might have jerked the item into something worth discussing
One listener emailed that perhaps the name Garry has fallen out of favour because of the rise in popularity in England of the name Mohamed. For example, the writer pointed out, it is now the most popular name given in London to new born babies
The email, whilst absolutely correct in detail, was not read out. I wonder why?
And how does DofTW know the email was sent and who sent it? Guess!
Someone, perhaps, who finds it disgusting that the BBC's inherent Political Correctness and fear of being called racist, triumphs over truth