Given my recent posts on the issue of linguistic and cultural discrimination here in Ireland, this report from WalesOnline hardly needs comment:
“A customer who placed an order in Welsh at a Starbucks was told to “speak English or get out”, it has been claimed.
Welsh classical soprano Gwawr Edwards, from Aberystwyth , said the reaction from a member of staff when another customer ordered in Welsh was “a disgrace”.
Gwawr took to Twitter to complain about the alleged incident in her hometown.
“It’s a disgrace that the reaction of a staff member in @StarbucksAber to a customer trying to order in their own language was ‘Speak English or get out’.”
Gwawr told the Cambrian News : “I don’t know the person it happened to personally – otherwise I would have made much more of a fuss and taken it on.”
A different Celtic-speaking nation, but the same English-speaking bigotry.