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nanny

Child minder, caretaker, babysitter, au pair, governess.
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"When children were first stopped from going up the chimneys, there were people saying this was the start of the nanny state. When seatbelts were put in cars, that debate was vigorously played out.
And I find that the sort of person who hates the nanny state is usually the sort of person who actually had a nanny, the sort of person who preaches self-reliance while sitting on a massive pile of inherited money.
Why should we treat our children's health as a lower priority than our employees?" Prof Stephenson, writing for the BBC website's Scrubbing Up column, said: "If you act to make people safer, you get accused of introducing the nanny state. If you let people make their own decisions, you get accused of neglect.
But in the nanny state we live in today, it's nice to know it's still legal to act like a *** from time to time.
From the age-old instruction printed on shiny, cheap toilet paper - "Now Wash Your Hands" - to the more modern and uncompromising "Smoking Kills" (or my very own "Drinking Super-Lager Can Knock Your Knickers Off" warning), we have grown wearily accustomed to stumbling through the nanny state's maze of well-meaning but largely unnecessary protections.
Well it would be a sad day if the nanny state got hold of this tradition.
The stalwart of smoky jazz clubs said he was a big defender of the pleasure principle and against the nanny state's attempt to ban things people found pleasure in, such as smoking.
Then there is the so-called safety equipment mandated by the Nanny State. This equipment adds thousands of dollars to the price of the vehicle.
TIME WAS, A self-respecting augur or necromancer could ply her trade in San Francisco without the long arm of the nanny state reaching into her pocket for money and the right paperwork.
ON the face of it the Volvo XC60 seems to bring together European car safety legislation and the worst of the nanny state.
Far from being the nanny state in overdrive, this is the kind of early intervention that changes people's lives.
"Nothing is more reliable than nanny nor more objectionable than the nanny state."