Monday, November 20, 2006

Saving stupidity

The curse of the chronic employment of bureaucrats — otherwise known as completely useless and unproductive members of an alternate society — strikes down another victim:

A spicy sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards’ officers warned the manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.

The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to avoid any confusion among customers.

Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the sausages, said yesterday that he had not received any complaints about the absence of real dragon meat.

[…] A Powys County Council spokesman said: “The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.”
But did the trading standards’ officers actually test the sausages to make sure they contained no real dragon meat? Via Ghost of a Flea.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Welsh Rarebit will also have to be renamed because it doesn't contain any Welshmen (I presume).

And speaking of food named after mythical creatures, how does this sound? Wise Bureaucrat Pork Sausages.