Sweary Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay found himself mired in controversy again at the end of last month, when an episode of Gordon’s Great British Nightmare registered no less than 312 times on the swearometer – that’s one profanity for every 20 seconds of the 103-minute Channel 4 show.
Now, a Scottish hotelier has decided that enough is enough. Ian Milne, of the Royal Hotel in Keith, has decided to take a stand against gutter talk by instigating a ‘no swearing’ policy at his establishment, where a sign warns potential customers, “if you have to swear do not come in”.
Swearers in his bar will first be asked to refrain, and then refused service at the bar. Repeat offenders will be banned from the hotel bar and reported to the police.
Mr Milne claims he is not asking for something wildly ridiculous. I fear, though, that he may have the quietest bar in Keith if he polices his new law zealously.