Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The colour purple

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4425
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    “Barney, Barney, Barney,” the children chant at 5 30 on a Saturday morning. It’s his purple skin, his shiny white teeth, fixed smile, and sycophantic friends—but most of all his nauseating singing voice and phoney sugary lyrics—that I object to. I have endured his presence in my house for years and suffered his music tapes on car journeys. I deeply resent Barney the dinosaur. And with early mornings come early nights. So usually I can stand only 10 minutes of Question Time; bored by …

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