“Chachau Bant: Mind Your Language” is an article in which Wallisian Tom Law expresses his feelings and thoughts towards the language conflict that Wales and England are participating in. One of Tom Law’s main points with the article is to emphasize England’s role in the destruction of the writer’s mother tongue. For an example, Tom Law states throughout the article several examples of England’s ending of its neighbour’s language: “So why did Welsh schools stop teaching children to speak the language?” (page 2, line 109) This sentence indicates a starting point for Tom Law in his continuous stating of England being the villain in the article.
He answers the question by explaining how England, in the eighteen hundreds, distributed English schools all over Wales. Tom Law’s displeasing with the history fact shows in the coming sentence: “So a deranged report by three English inspectors who couldn’t speak Welsh and who didn’t have any background in education became the blueprint for Welsh schooling..” (page 3, line 193) The use of “unnecessary” and seemingly negative facts about the English inspectors helps indicate Tom Law’s hatred towards the decision-making made by the past school system. The use of passive aggressive behaviour is an incredibly well-used method of writing exercised by Tom Law.
The way he gets to express and present his strong feelings and point of view towards the subject is almost exclusively practised through sarcastic, humorous and extremely “passive aggressive” commenting on the topic. The writer doesn’t use swear words or other demeaning compositions to purpose his arguments. He uses clever ways of featuring the “villain” that is England in a bad and egoistic light. This might have a connection to the article’s title, “Mind Your Language”, which means, be careful with your wording (swear words). The fact that Tom Law tries to “live up to his title”, illustrates a pos.