A 19 year old man from the Illingworth area of Halifax will be the first person to face a public lashing under the widely welcomed ‘nom nom’ law, introduced just yesterday.
The new law, that strictly forbids the usage of the nauseating phrase, ‘nom nom’, generally used to express ones pleasure at eating, or the prospect of eating, delicious food, was put into force just yesterday. It was introduced following a 2 million-strong public petition submitted to Parliament last November.
West Yorkshire police are yet to release the name of the offender, who is alleged to have updated his Facebook status with, ‘Plenty of nom nom’s at this buffet, I don’t know where to start! Nom nom!’
Supporters of the new law have welcomed its early enforcement. Marion Hunt, who was one of the first people to sign the petition last September, said ‘The amount of smart phones I’ve smashed in rage after reading this infuriating phrase on Facebook is beyond belief. If it was up to me they’d be doing some serious porridge’.
The public punishment, which will be aired live on BBC Three as a part of their new season - ‘N*m: The New ‘N’ Word’, will take place on June the 1st outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The punishment will consist of thirty public lashings from the offenders’ local MP.
Linda Riordan MP, who will be delivering the historic stingers, was delighted when she received the call. ‘It’s a proud moment for me. I’ve always despised the phrase. For me, it’s on par with writing ‘sniff sniff’ when telling folk you have a cold – disgusting’.
She added, ‘To be the first MP to really bring home the importance of this new law all over this young mans derriere is a real honour, and I plan to enjoy every second’.