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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Dec 2012 23:19

Maggie my Sasca ( the cat) has an irsh accent but she understands English perfectly well :-D :-D


lost me smiley faces for a bit but found them now....pheww :-D :-D :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:20

NOW my G Grandmother was also a Matthews AND she had a wet nose and was known to sniff at people as they walked into the house !!! Wow !!! indeed a small world Lynda pmsl !!! :-D :-D :-D

moonbi

moonbi Report 30 Dec 2012 23:20

Just a little question

When Dr Lewis spoke to the BBC, why did he speak into them in English
if he promotes Welsh ?

me thinks its another "all about me wanting publicity" incident.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Dec 2012 23:22

I have Matthews in my tree that come from Popular :-D unsure of the condiction of their noses though :-(

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 30 Dec 2012 23:23

Sue in Leeds. Already explained. Look at your post ref your brother in law. Then compare with my reply ref a Jewish Yorkshireman living in Leeds.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 30 Dec 2012 23:24

Good point Moonbi, perhaps he knew that his 'audience' were mostly English speaking...lolol now there's ironic ;-)

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:25

She's Fleur Tallulahbelle Lynda...just in the interests of thorough research lol

(though we try to drop the tallulahbelle bit where possible...eldest was only a baby when she chose the middle name lol)

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 30 Dec 2012 23:26

You are welcome Lynda( and Muffy and the dog) :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:27

Woof ;-)

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 30 Dec 2012 23:30

Hayley.....Do you mean Towyn? Tenby is down South.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:34

Amazing!!! Is this one for the success board do you think? lol ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Dec 2012 23:35

deffo - wondering if anyone has a connection to my pussy now? black and white by the way

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Dec 2012 23:35

Yes thank you Ann it was Towyn as Itsmytelly has just informed me, now he telling me when he was akid they used to go there every year all the family often 5 car loads it used to take 5 hours to get there on the A roads as the M55 wasnt bulit then and what a great time they used to have ........some please save me :-0

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:38

You have no hope Hayley MOTD 2 is finished lol

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 30 Dec 2012 23:40

We had great holidays in Prestatyn & Rhyl as kids, where was he travelling from that took 5 hours!

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 30 Dec 2012 23:41

I'll just mention...the only time I try & say anything in Welsh it is to SuperS & it usually 'causes stress incontinence :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 30 Dec 2012 23:41

FGS Ann you mentioned it again *faints*

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 30 Dec 2012 23:43

Dr Lewis (like most Welsh speakers) likes the English language also and is happy to speak in English and happy to write in English if that is his audience.

His book "Second-Class Citizen" which he wrote was his second book. First in Welsh, second in English. It was an attempt to say there are two languages in Wales - Welsh spoken by about 30% then, English by 70%. How do we get mutual respect for both languages.

I do think it possible that Spar cashiers are taught to use English in the money part of the transaction. They would be encouraged to chat to the customer in the language most natural during the time she was ringing the goods. And then a lot of Welsh speakers seem to use English for stating money.

I am as sure as I can be that he would have politely asked her to ask him in Welsh and she possibly thought he was being awkward and simply repeated the amount she wanted in English. Perhaps he was being awkward on purpose, perhaps he did want to make a scene and be arrested. But doubt that was his style. Not a major coup for a Welsh language activist and respected local retired solicitor and author to get into a barny with a local £7 an hour cashier.

Certainly Dr Robyn not getting a whole load of sympathy on this thread.





Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Dec 2012 23:44

Only if it's at the Ritz Lynda....Fleur Tallulahbelle has ideas waaaaaay above her station ;-) :-D :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Dec 2012 23:45

bloody hell the ration book will be out in a min......**sighs**


We used to pass the RAF base on our way to Wales when our kids were little and there was a spitfire in their front garden I think it was called Seasloat for something like it, there was a bit of dip in the road where you was loose your tum for a second or two, he told us all once that every time he ( Itsmytelly) passed it as a kid his uncle use to say " have you got your tow rope *****" ( for the spitfire) of course even now our Kids say it and you dont actually pass the base now as they have widen the road moved the spitfire :-D :-D :-D