Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Guardian uncover more evidence that Welsh speakers are bastards

You don't speak Welsh? Well, that'll be double the price
A car-park attendant at the town's Royal Victoria Hotel, known only as Pete, was reportedly caught offering a 50% discount to Welsh speakers: if you asked how much it was to park in the local tongue ("Faint mae'n gostio i barcio yma?"), it was £2, whereas those who inquired in English paid double.
As the spokesperson for Cymuned points out, this has been happening for years. And not just in Wales but all over the world, where locals are given a discount. It's the author's tough luck that he lives in London where everyone's out to cash in on everyone else, regardless if they're locals or not!

Edit.
The story also appears in The Daily Mail. It's enlightened readers are also given the opportunity to comment. Enjoy

This has to be my favourite:
We went to Wales ONCE on holiday. We`will never go back.

People were speaking English in one shop we went into. BUT, as soon as they heard us speaking English, they resorted to speaking Welsh, and wouldn't help us with our purchases. I put the goods down, and said, 'Manners maketh man'. I will do my shopping elsewhere.

We cut our holiday in Wales short and went over to France, had a superb time, so good in fact, we bought a`home there. 16 years later, still very happy with our choice.

- Val, London, UK
Another lucky escape there!

6 Comments:

Blogger Taffia Don said...

I love English people who say things like, "I went into a pub and everyone started speaking Welsh".

It is so sad that English people listen at the pub window before entering!

Can't they get over the fact that their imperial traits have not conqured all.

Its hypocritical of the Guardian and the Mail, have any of them commented on the fact that if you live in central London and your phone number is listed as being in central London then you don't have to pay congestion charge. It's essentially the same principle.

As for the lady who fled Wales, I would be interested to know how much French she knows, or how much effort she put into French compared to Welsh.

11/03/2006 10:57 pm  
Blogger Rhys Wynne said...

"It is so sad that English people listen at the pub window before entering! "

How else would they know :-)

You're right, the congestion charge is the same principle, only administered in a different way.

11/05/2006 8:15 am  
Anonymous bronchitikat said...

I've been to Wales for holidays quite a few times now, & have always enjoyed myself there, even 'Welsh' parts, though my Welsh goes little further than 'Bora Dach'!

11/13/2006 11:20 am  
Anonymous Neb said...

Taffia Don said...
I love English people who say things like, "I went into a pub and everyone started speaking Welsh".

That one must be a bit of an "Urban Legend" But its usually English speaking Welsh that had experienced it.

Unless you don't regard them as really Welsh?

12/21/2006 11:46 pm  
Blogger Rhys Wynne said...

I don't think Taffia Don speaks Welsh and he considers himself Welsh (I've not met the guy, just assume so by reading his blog).

I have heard one or two non-Welsh speaking Welshmen, but mainly it's English people (and ne Irishman) who have had the nerve to accuse my fellow Welsh speakers of such a thing. There's a great articel about this in November's issue of bARN - if I get the time, I'll translate bits of it here.

12/24/2006 6:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The less said the better about these sort of people they are infantile and probably read the Sun or Daily Mail so their intelligence is nil.
If you encounter one just say plant bach and walk away.

1/25/2007 5:26 pm  

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