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ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 2 Jan 2013 15:40

About 4 years ago we had a lovely holiday on Pembroke coast in Sept and not one bit of rain. Never heard Welsh spoken.

Old friend went to live in village just in from north Wales coast. Usual village, church, shop.post office and 2 pubs - one either end of village.

Everyone - speaking in english and changed to welsh when OH gave his order to landlord and when we left after one drink only I said to Landlord I hope they make up the lost custom you have had tonight - we are off to the other one.

I have no problem with each using their own language however this was downright rudeness. None of us wished to listen in to their conversation, we were happy with out own!

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 15:46

Breathe Ann Breathe ...... :-D :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 16:08

Actually Ann you have just reminded me about meeting some of the Welshys from here, now they was all absoloutely lovely and we had a great weekend, however I was on the phone outside the pub talking to TW and I accidently flicked my cig ash and it went in this guys pint whilst still on the phone I said " ooo I am very sorry" he looked at me gone out and TW pointed out that he probably couldnt understand a word I was saying with my heavily northern twang :-D

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 2 Jan 2013 16:15

Before i go and also have to say,that on the whole most welsh people are lovely,most of my friends are welsh,as is hubby ,children,grandchildren and parents in law.and wales as a whole is very beautiful.
But here in Anglesey the welsh language fanatics are very active which does a lot of damage to tourism on the island.

Dr Lewis the bard,is well known here for his extreme views ,as ive said before he writes for our local paper through the medium of english. :-(

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 2 Jan 2013 16:24

I would second that motion Ann - he makes me lose the will to live - am tired of hearing of exploits/education/work experience/ religion - I am no longer C of E but an atheist!



SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 2 Jan 2013 16:32

I've been to Wales many times (as I said on a previous post my sister lived there for 20-odd years) and it's a great country. I've heard Welsh spoken a lot, but never encountered any rudeness or prejudice towards 'English'. I think shopkeepers, hoteliers etc. are too mindful of the tourist dollar for that. You can encounter rudeness and anipathy in any country. Go visit - especially the countryside and mountains!!!

George

George Report 2 Jan 2013 16:33

Well, after reading through this thread, it is people like John who give Wales a bad reputation :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

George :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 2 Jan 2013 16:33

I would like to ask John WHY he keeps saying Dr ELLIS when the former Archdruid surname is LEWIS,
Just goes to show he doen't know what or who he is talking about..And he has done it on a lot of his postings on this thread.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Jan 2013 16:46

Paula you were quick...lolol I had typed hulky but edited cos I didn't want a green bloke turning up..lmao

jax

jax Report 2 Jan 2013 16:48

I was thinking the same Santa Sue after seeing Dr Ellis mentioned on at least three posts.

Must be getting him confused with the chap who played Poldark :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 2 Jan 2013 16:53

@supercrutch. This morning I had a man come to mend the lock on the side gate. he was wearing green overalls, looked very hunky to me and he had a pulse. Do you want his number ?

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Jan 2013 17:00

Paula, only if you twist my arm ;-)

BTW having a pulse is not optional :-P

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Jan 2013 17:06

This is what Dr Robyn Lewis said at a Plaid Cymru Rally at Pwllheli on 20 Jan 1968. I believe it is still his view today, still my view and still the view of all the radicalised extremists. And many not so radical.

“This country of Wales is a land of some two and three-quarter million souls. Let me make my views, and those of Plaid Cymru, crystal clear with regard to the Welsh people. The Welsh people – the people of Wales, I believe, include the Rhondda miner, whose parents spoke Welsh, but who is himself bereft of the language.

They include the retired Lancashire businessman, whose forebears never spoke it, and who has chosen to retire to this country for its scenery, for the golf or for the yachting.

They include the dark-skinned docker in Tiger Bay, whose ancestors once lived in a land of sunshine.

They include the ever-growing number who have learnt and who are learning Welsh as a second language; as well as those who – like myself – have had the good fortune to learn the language at their mother’s knee.

We are all one nation, and the future well-being of this land of Wales, be it our country by birth, by choice, or by adoption is the concern of all of us.

We will tolerate – I will tolerate – no second class citizens here”

All of that speech was designed for everyone who lives in Wales – for everyone to feel included as the Welsh people. All this half and half nonsense is ridiculous. You are either part of Welsh society or you are not. And there is no discrimination as far as I am aware if someone wants to live here but doesn’t want to join in – and I think all posters on here who live in Wales are joining in to make Wales a better place. I think we all enjoy living in Wales and being “Welsh”.

Holidaymakers are a different issue entirely. I doubt they will get a warmer welcome anywhere – whether visiting the North Wales resorts, the wonderful beaches of the west coast or the industrial and folk museums of the south. And Cardiff (according to my daughter who lives in England) is one of the coolest cities to chillax in. Great shops and wonderful clubs and international restaurants.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 17:11

I didnt think having a pulse was opinional I thought it was a must :-D :-D and a great whacking great hammer ;-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 2 Jan 2013 17:42

:-D :-D :-D Sue

Im now cool, calm and collected....enjoying all your thread posts :-D

Wend

Wend Report 2 Jan 2013 17:45

I think most of us are Mersey :-D :-D :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Jan 2013 17:59

:-D at fellow nutters *ponders what a great whacking hammers is?*

*thinking of a measured reply to John* I may be a while ;-)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 2 Jan 2013 18:10

I could sum it for you in 2 words Sue ;-)

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Jan 2013 18:21

Thank you Rose :-D

I have been reading Dr. Lewis' words of wisdom written in recent years and trying to choose articles that would offer a balance to those from decades past that John copied.

There are so many I cannot decide which to add.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 18:38

Well now I've seen this I have found the Welsh Druids to be far more interesting than I originally thought.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNex9yPFsqE

:-D