Google's St Davids Day Logo Insults Welsh

Mar 2, 2010 • 4:13 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Yesterday, Google has a special logo up on one of their local portals to celebrate St Davids Day. Here is a picture of the cute and fun looking doodle (logo).

Google St Davids Day Logo

But one person found the doodle insulting and distasteful. He said, "its like celebrating the Hanukkah with a picture of Auschwitz."

He goes on to explain:

While it is very nice that Google celebrates St David's Day by adapting its front page, its very insulting that it uses a castle built by the English king who wanted to prove his power over the Welsh!

The castle looks very similar to Caernarfon castle, which was one of a series built by Edward 1. While most people know that Wales is full of castles, it is not the Welsh that built them - it was the English!

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03/02/2010 10:33 am

just put a *sheep* next time...


03/04/2010 12:16 pm

Agree to some point. Maybe using Powys or Dinefwr Castles as they were built by the Welsh princes. Glad that they did celebrate though, all we need now is a bank holiday like the Irish have for St. Patrick's Day.


06/30/2011 01:32 pm

oh dear, yet again the sheep joke, why do we always refer back to them? if you want to put a picture a famous welsh landmark, just use the severn bridge. that will stop the english come over here and playing with our sheep.

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