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Old Jun 18th 2012, 12:10 pm
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We once stayed in a the converted garage of Bertrand Russell's holiday home.

Siân Phillips and Anthony Hopkins.
My FIL went to school with Anthony Hopkins for a spell when he attended Cowbridge Grammar.
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 12:48 pm
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The Welsh Language
Daffodils
Shitty weather

I'm proud to be Welsh and speak the language, but can't wait to get the hell outta ya!!
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 1:28 pm
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Up the street, in the Sailors Arms, Sinbad Sailors, grandson of Mary Sailors, draws a pint in the sunlit bar. The ship‘s clock in the bar says half past eleven.
Half past eleven is opening time. The hands of the clock have stayed still at half past eleven for fifty years. It is always opening time in the Sailors Arms.
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 1:37 pm
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Brian Hibbard (actor and leaf singer of Flying Pickets) who had just passed away. I used to serve him when I was a student in Cardiff working in Oddbins. Top bloke. RIP.
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Brian Hibbard (actor and leaf singer of Flying Pickets) who had just passed away. I used to serve him when I was a student in Cardiff working in Oddbins. Top bloke. RIP.
it is very sad news
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I am related to Gareth Edwards..my Grandfather was his uncle therefore he is my father's cousin...but i am not Welsh (Phew!)and strangely i have found out neither was my Grandfather.
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 3:28 pm
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I prefer welsh people to scotch people
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Harry Secombe and Max Boyce. What a double act they were, driving round the valleys in the middle of the night, setting fire to English second homes, the scamps.
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey
I am related to Gareth Edwards..my Grandfather was his uncle therefore he is my father's cousin...but i am not Welsh (Phew!)and strangely i have found out neither was my Grandfather.
Whaddayamean by 'phew'???!!!!! It's good to be Welsh
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 3:35 pm
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Whaddayamean by 'phew'???!!!!! It's good to be Welsh

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I have a question about Welsh, the language. My brother had a mate, Taff, who spoke Welsh. Listening to him on phone was like listening to an Indian, who might go yinga-yinga-yinga-leisure-centre-yinga-yinga, persumably because there's no Urdu or Gujerati world for leisure centre. Taff would babble his consonants nineteen to the dozen interupting them only for "****" or "shit" or worse. What I wonder is, did he switch to English because there are no obscenities in Welsh or did he just not know them because he learned the language from his parents?
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 3:46 pm
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I have a question about Welsh, the language. My brother had a mate, Taff, who spoke Welsh. Listening to him on phone was like listening to an Indian, who might go yinga-yinga-yinga-leisure-centre-yinga-yinga, persumably because there's no Urdu or Gujerati world for leisure centre. Taff would babble his consonants nineteen to the dozen interupting them only for "****" or "shit" or worse. What I wonder is, did he switch to English because there are no obscenities in Welsh or did he just not know them because he learned the language from his parents?
I would say a bit of both. A lot of Welsh speakers 'throw in' an English word if they cannot remember the Welsh word for it. I have done so on numerous occasions, especially when I have gone a long time conversing in the language. I left school and didn't use the language for over 10 years, and then found a job where I was lucky enough to use it daily for over 14 years.. now I hardly ever use it and probably won't as much as soon as I move to Canada.


There are some translations to some obscene/rude English words, but I wouldn't know them coz I'm a good girl
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 4:21 pm
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I have a question about Welsh, the language. My brother had a mate, Taff, who spoke Welsh. Listening to him on phone was like listening to an Indian, who might go yinga-yinga-yinga-leisure-centre-yinga-yinga, persumably because there's no Urdu or Gujerati world for leisure centre. Taff would babble his consonants nineteen to the dozen interupting them only for "****" or "shit" or worse. What I wonder is, did he switch to English because there are no obscenities in Welsh or did he just not know them because he learned the language from his parents?
It's because Welsh is such an archaic language that there just sometimes isn't a modern Welsh equivalent for certain words. We call it Wenglish. I do love it how we change one letter in some words just to be different 'bus' is 'bws' and so on
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 4:27 pm
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It's because Welsh is such an archaic language that there just sometimes isn't a modern Welsh equivalent for certain words. We call it Wenglish. I do love it how we change one letter in some words just to be different 'bus' is 'bws' and so on
Lol.. Do you speak Welsh Lvh76?? where about are you from?
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My PE teacher at school was Welsh. He used to join us in the showers. I shit you not

Is this a typical Welsh tradition?
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