According to a piece in The Telegraph online of 1st May 2017, the German parliament has voted to ban public officials wearing burkas while on duty.
photo, North Afghanistan, by Steve Evans
The article goes on:
There have been widespread calls for a more general ban on wearing the burka in public, but legal experts say a blanket prohibition would be unconstitutional and would be struck down by the courts.
Well, it's not my place to criticise foreign governments, but I must say I'm surprised at that.
I mean, if you were wearing a blanket you wouldn't be able to see anything.
Word To Use Today: blanket. This word comes from the French blancquette, from blanc, white, a word which originally came from some Germanic language or other. The Old English blanca, for instance, meant white horse.