Scots miffed at Weetos character, 'Big Baws'

17 December 2012

Scottish parents aren't happy that their children are eating Weetos, not because they're not healthy or somesuch, but rather, there's a character on the box called Big Baws.

Slang fans will know that 'baws' is a rather colourful word and now Weetos makers Weetabix have cottoned on, they've agreed to change it.

One parent said: “My six-year-old started chirping on about Big Baws the other morning. I nearly fell off my seat. When I found out it was this character on the breakfast cereal box, I was very surprised. It’s not appropriate for something which is so clearly aimed at children. But it is funny.”

Another parent added: “I was getting my boys’ breakfast ready this morning and I noticed it. I nearly choked on the cereal and my wife thought I was taking the mickey.”

A spokeswoman for Weetabix said that 'baws' was meant to be a play on 'boss' (which everyone knows, is spelled 'bawse') and grovelled: “We now understand that this phrase might also be interpreted in a different way in Scotland and are working on amending the pack. We are sorry if this has unintentionally caused offence in any way.”

62 comments

  • sdutton007
    Alternatively, we could educate Scottish people so that they could, eventually, speak English at a reasonable level. And presumably "baws" is just "balls" in a thick Scottish accent???
  • zeddy
    Wot? Like Scousers and cockenees?
  • Natty
    They must be the only 2 parents in Scotland giving their kids something remotely healthy for breakfast.
  • Superflyguy
    Mof Gimmers must be educated at the same place as Weeto's artists. The wordScot's has one t - unlike tit....
  • engloland
    Scotts? none of the people I know called Scott give a damn
  • whatever
    Where were you educated Superflyguy? The word Scots doesn't have an apostrophe. Epic fail.
  • Superflyguy
    same place as Mof and weeto's
  • Zeddy
    It says chocolatey hoops on the packaging too! I'm mortified! P.S. Can I have some cash?
  • Keith
    "Scotts" My God, are there further depths to plumb for this website's illiterate authors...
  • Mitch
    Hey sdutton007 - yer maws got baws and yer da loves it.
  • I n.
    Give a free can of Special Brew with every two packs and they'll forget about it.
  • whatever
    Hey Superflyguy Weetos doesn’t have an apostrophe either
  • tiderium
    I heard the best spoken queens English in the united kingdom was actually in Inverness. also can the Scottish bashing members of this once great site please inform us why if Scot's (note the spelling, not scotch that's either a tape or a whisky.) why there are so many call centres in Scotland? The answer is simple because we can and do speak good English.
  • foxes
    @tiderium sorry to burst your wee bubble but it's cheap labour, that's all
  • sdutton007
    Posted by Mitch • December 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm Hey sdutton007 – yer maws got baws and yer da loves it. @Mitch Were your parents brother and sister? P.S. The best part of you dribbled down your mum's leg...
  • Andrew
    "Alternatively, we could educate Scottish people so that they could, eventually, speak English at a reasonable level. And presumably “baws” is just “balls” in a thick Scottish accent???" Ah gies peace, accent has nothing to do with education ya diddy.
  • I n.
    @ tiderium You have the most call centres because you cannot do fuck all but talk shit just like that other region that has lots of call centres, Tyne & Wear. Not least forgetting you have fuck all industries that you can keep going without the help of the ENGLISH tax payer, just like why so many call centres, or other useless brain less industries, were put there in the first place.
  • Andrew
    @I am da nuts! I am da numbnuts! more like!
  • whatever
    Tiderium-you may be able to speak good English, however you can't write it.
  • zeddy
    @Posted by I am da nuts! You'll not be needing our oil industry then?
  • sdutton007
    @ whatever No shit! If you try running a grammar/spelling check on tiderium's post, chances are your computer would self-destruct! :P
  • Nucky T.
    @Posted by I am da nuts! You will not be needing the gas industry either... or the renewable energies sector, textiles, whiskey (>90% of which is exported), ship building etc... Ignorant fucking cretin. And the English wonder why everyone hates them.
  • whatever
    ^ There's no e in whisky, fool.
  • bilb
    Weird - not like the Scots to moan about something is it?
  • bilb
    @Nucky Thomson Not everyone hates us 'English' but we do hate you whineing unhealthy jocks but with your life expectancy up there we don't have to hate for too long.............
  • zeddy
    @bilb [Weird – not like the Scots to moan about something is it?] If you had our neighbours, you'd do the same.
  • Percy W.
    Dear sdutton007, you are a bag containing balls.
  • bilb
    @zeddy Didn't Hadrian build a wall to keep the heathens out? It needs rebuilding!
  • zeddy
    @bilb Heathens? I heard God gave the Scots the English as neighbours to balance out the fact he gave them a wonderful unspoilt land (albeit a tad wet) with stunning scenery.
  • sdutton007
    @ Percy Whoopington You are a fuckpig.
  • Frank
    It never fails to astound me, the number of boaby-guzzling, knuckle-dragging, lowlife troll baw-sacks who get drawn to post on a light hearted article, turning it into a slanging match...
  • bilb
    @Frank Try reposting that..............Next time in the Queens English please and not that Scottish peesh.
  • bil007
    Trouble with all Scots is their failure to realise that their life is shite not because of the English or Europe or anyone else the real reason is because they are a bunch of lazy,drunken,racist,uneducated fuckers! Ps. Merry Christmas to the fuckers.
  • Nucky T.
    bilb- learn grammar you cunt. bil007- you are just a kiddy fiddling cunt.
  • sdutton007
    I've decided to apologise to all, especially any Scottish people who post on this site. I'm sorry and apologise sincerely.
  • Percy W.
    Good laddie. Lang may yer bum leak!
  • 987dildo
    @Nucky Thomson Aint it about time you went and picked your other half up? She must be freezing standing under that red light all night.
  • bil007
    "bil007- you are just a kiddy fiddling cunt." I could be worse though - I could be a Scottish kiddy fiddling cunt.
  • Percy W.
    Theres nothing wrong with being a scottish kiddy fiddling cunt - I am and I fucking love it! I hang around schools putting my wee little willy between the bars.
  • sdutton007
    "I’ve decided to apologise to all, especially any Scottish people who post on this site. I’m sorry and apologise sincerely." ^^^ This was some pathetic Scottish dipshit keyboard-warrior called "Percy Whoopington" pretending to be me in-between sessions of child molestation. Anyway... people need to grow the fuck up. The Scottish hate us for no good reason so we hate them right back.
  • Nucky T.
    No- we hate you because you are ignorant cunts. Its not just us who fucking detest everything about you though... other than the Welsh, pretty much everyone else would happily end you all.
  • Percy W.
    Dear sglutton007, i fart in your face. A loud one, and a smelly one. If there's one thing that could reunite the nations again, it would be the shared laughter of said chuff in your gob you peep o' day boy!
  • Jamie
    Vast majority of the English don't speak with a natural RP accent in any case. Some try to emulate it, but in general it's not well represented over the whole of England. I've lived over many parts of England, Scotland and N Ireland (sorry Wales, not you) and never see the hostility between Scottish and English. Pubs all over the UK are full of English and Scots mixing fine, but if you were to go by what you read on the internet, you'd wrongly think they were at each other's throats. My own observation is that the Scottish and Northern English are more alike than the Southern English.
  • Percy W.
    Completely agree Jamie. It is sad that there's always racist faceless untravelled idiots who like to safely mouth trash on the internet rather than go and form an opinion based on experience. Being a dick has nothing to do with nationality.
  • bil007
    @Percy Whoopington -"Being a dick has nothing to do with nationality." ' I guess you'd know about being a 'dick' @Jamie - "I’ve lived over many parts of England, Scotland and N Ireland (sorry Wales, not you) and never see the hostility between Scottish and English." Obviously because you haven't seen it must mean it doesn't exist then! @Nucky Thomson "No- we hate you because you are ignorant cunts. " Lol - A Scottish neanderthal man - how quaint, do you live in a zoo? Can we pay to come and see you?
  • zeddy
    007, licence to bore
  • bil007
    @zeddy What's boring is the fact that you Scot's have had a chip on your shoulder for 500 years - your 2nd class - get over it and move on.
  • Jamie
    Confirmed, he really is a bore.
  • sdutton007
    @ Nucky Thompson Going from your attitude and opinions, you are clearly the one who is the "ignorant cunt". @ Percy Whoopington Very mature attitude there. Also, WTF does that last part ("you peep o’ day boy") mean in English? "It is sad that there’s always racist faceless untravelled idiots who like to safely mouth trash on the internet rather than go and form an opinion based on experience. Being a dick has nothing to do with nationality." Yes, it is sad that you exist. You are clearly nothing more than a pathetic, ignorant hypocrite! But you are right about the last bit - your nationality has nothing to do with you being a dick!
  • zeddy
    @bil007: "your 2nd class" That would be your Queen's English then? You're a fanny. Scottish vernacular, me old china.
  • bil007
    @zeddy "Fuck you" - I believe the queen uses it all the when describing her inbred subjects north of the border.........
  • bil007
    Q - What do you call someone with no job,no money,no teeth and a drink and drugs problem? A - Scottish.
  • sdutton007
    i love you bil007, will you be my 'sausage' friend? x
  • bil007
    you can bring your sausage round anytime mate. dont forget the brown sauce loverboy! ;) xx
  • sdutton007
    ^^^ some idiot is using my name, but i really do like a bit of sausage. And 'big baws' if you know what i mean ;) hoohoo! I hate square sausage, i hate Scottland, i hate tatties, though i do like a bit of 'under yur kilt' action, hoohoo!
  • bil007
    Yes, i too think a lot and i too think all jocks are soo0 stupid! They are only good for tossing the caber. Speaking of such... strappon007 get round here now! And don't forget the brown sauce or i will provide my own like last time, heehee! :)
  • bil007
    Who's the Scottish fairy using my name?
  • sdutton007
    Probably jockbil007 you douchebag ;p
  • bil007
    Nice try - but your only 12 by the seems of it hence the cutsy smiley's you fairy butt licker.
  • jockbil007
    You have offended my family. And you have offended the Shaolin temple. You turd burglar.
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  • Greg M.
    I'd be angry at Weetos, but not about the reference to a colloquialism for genitalia. How about the fact they're teaching children the incorrect spelling of 'Boss' because they deemed that the word is simply not fun enough while being spelt correctly. Excellent.

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