What IS it with the English?

Some background:

The British army recently told its pipers to limit their practice sessions to 24 minutes a day, or 15 minutes indoors. According to a health study conducted by the Army Medical Directorate the volume of the pipes is beyond safe levels. Apparently the pipes have the same decibel level as a chainsaw.

Here is what one reader of the newspaper where this story was reported wrote to the editor:

SIR – I am not surprised to read that bagpipes and chainsaws have the same decibel rating. If we have a choice, may I opt for the latter?

More on this later….

One Reply to “What IS it with the English?”

  1. Shouldn’t you be an expert on this? It isn’t necessarily obvious to your readers that YOU are English. Thanks to your mum for the clippings, huh?

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