Mind Your Language- Educating The Commonwealth as to how Games Sponsors Severn Trent Water pollute this area with raw sewage

A post inspired by a member of our facebook page and the message shown below in several other languages.


The Commonwealth shames. Severn Trent Water polluted Smethwick pools with raw sewage. This games sponsors are wildlife killers and environmental terrorists.

Firstly there are a couple of things to say about Birmingham 2022.

  • Smethwick, where the Aquatics centre has been built is NOT in Birmingham.
  • This new facility is a colossal waste of money and a vanity project which many people will hide behind, attempt to use to promote their own political importance using the area as a magnetising tool to whip up local support under the false banner of “local pride”.
  • This money  could have been better spent on decontaminating and improving the pool just 400 metres away that Severn Trent Water polluted with raw sewage, an issue which has not been resolved as these pathetic games unravel.
  • Sport in Sandwell has long been funded and used to the detriment of other pursuits and events- particularly nature conservation. This SAC centre will benefit a tiny handful of people and not the whole community itself.

As for the Games themselves, the opening ceremony was a regional embarrassment. You know when you are in trouble when Z list nobodies have to introduce themselves as “comedians”, and yet these people I have never heard of had a main spot to introduce the nations of the Commonwealth as “Stella and the dreamers” and the collection of players danced around a fake cut and created a carpark in the middle of the stadium.

The cruelty of letting off fireworks  from the lake at Perry Park next to the revamped and scaffold laden Alexander stadium is another matter of how the organisers of this trash event have no interest in anything other than a showpiece one off spectacle. But I would not expect anything less from the creator of the most overrated British television programme in history , which revels in gang violence and cartoonish depictions of mixing factual history with fiction – much like the city of Birmingham itself- but oh, “what a diverse city it is”- for the 1000th time.


On the night, it is clear to see that the barge pictured above sent out a volley of unnecessary rockets over the water, from the picture on the Birmingham Live website.


Picture- Birmingham Live. Spud barge and fireworks shown top left from the lake in Perry Park.

And so to the Commonwealth nations, and if I should have got the translations wrong and offended anyone’s mothers or questioned the validity of their paternal status, apologies in advance. Please do not point your javelins at me, and chuck them, as Michael Caine might say in the Zulu tongue……


In no particular order, although I’m putting the Aussies deliberately last.  😆



Na madua ni kona. Era vakadukadukalitaka na wai o Severn Trent Na wai na Smethwick vata kei na uto ni ukuuku. Na qito oqo e tutaka tiko o ira na tamata dauvakasavasava ni veika bula ka dau vakatotovotovo ena itikotiko.



Nga whakamā noa iho. I pokea e Severn Ōrite Wai nga puna Smethwick me te parakaaki mata. Ko tēnei kēmu e tautoko ana he kaipatu kararehe me nga kaiwhakataetae taiao.



دولت مشترکہ شرمندہ ہے. سیورن ٹرینٹ واٹر نے کچے سیوریج کے ساتھ سمتھوک پول کو آلودہ کیا۔ یہ گیمز اسپانسرز جنگلی حیات کے قاتل اور ماحولیاتی دہشت گرد ہیں۔

doulat mashtarka sharmandah he. sewaran trent water né kachay sewarig ke saath samathok poll ko aaloodah kiyaa yah games sponsors jungle hayat ke qatil aur maholyati dahshat gard henni


ਕਾਮਨਵੈਲਥ ਸ਼ਰਮਸ਼ਾਰ ਹੈ। ਸੇਵਰਨ ਟ੍ਰੈਂਟ ਵਾਟਰ ਨੇ ਕੱਚੇ ਸੀਵਰੇਜ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਸਮੇਥਵਿਕ ਪੂਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਦੂਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ। ਇਹ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਪਾਂਸਰ ਜੰਗਲੀ ਜੀਵ ਹੱਤਿਆਰੇ ਅਤੇ ਵਾਤਾਵਰਣ ਦੇ ਅੱਤਵਾਦੀ ਹਨ।

commonvelth sharmshar hai. sevaran trent water ne kacche severage de naal samethvik pulan noon pradushit keeta. ih khedan de sponsor jungle jeev hattiare ate vatavaran de atvadi han.



राष्ट्रमंडल शर्मिंदा करता है। Severn ट्रेंट पानी कच्चे सीवेज के साथ Smethwick पूल प्रदूषित. इस खेल प्रायोजक वन्यजीव हत्यारों और पर्यावरण आतंकवादियों रहे हैं।

ashtramandal sharminda karta hai Severn trent pani kachche sewage ke saath Smethwick pool pradushit. is khel prayojak vanyajeev hatyaron aur paryavaran aatankwaadiyon rahe hain


Aibu ya Jumuiya ya Madola. Maji ya Severn Trent yalichafua mabwawa ya Smethwick na maji taka mabichi. Wadhamini wa michezo hii ni wauaji wa wanyamapori na magaidi wa mazingira.


Amahloni e-commonwealth. I-Severn Trent Water yangcolisa amachibi aseSmethwick ngendle eluhlaza. Le midlalo abaxhasi bangababulali bezilwane zasendle kanye namaphekula emvelo.


Ko e Shames Kominiueli. Naʻe ʻuliʻi ʻe Severn Trent vai ʻa e ngaahi luo Smethwick ʻaki ʻa e vahe. Ko e ngaahi vaʻinga ko ʻeni ko ha killers mo ha kau tautoitoi ʻi he ʻatakai.


O le tulaga masani lava, o le māsiasi. Na faaleagaina e le vai o Severn, ia vai tā’ele e ta’ua o le Smethwick, ma e iai fo’i vai e ta’ua o le sewage. O nei taaloga o ni tagata e fasioti tagata ma tagata faatupu faalavelave i le si’osi’omaga.


The commonwealth memalukan. Severn Trent Water mencemarkan kolam Smethwick dengan kumbahan mentah. Penaja permainan ini adalah pembunuh hidupan liar dan pengganas alam sekitar.


and so I suppose this is a little bit desperate but….


Cywilydd y Gymanwlad. Fe wnaeth Dŵr Hafren Trent lygru pyllau Smethwick gyda charthion amrwd. Mae’r noddwyr gemau hwn yn laddwyr bywyd gwyllt a therfysgwyr amgylcheddol.

And last and by all means least,  😆

Aussie English 

G’day mate. Those Barrrstads at Sev-in Trent have flashed the dunny down the wrong way. Shit everywhere in Smethwick. The critters all died , the bladdy drongos.


“The Commonwealth shames. Severn Trent Water polluted Smethwick pools with raw sewage. This games sponsors are wildlife killers and environmental terrorists.”



Because wildlife matters more than human pride.


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