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(Daily Mail)   Police called to store after Welsh druid refuses to pay because cashier wouldn't say 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 115
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2012-12-28 05:45:17 PM  
FTFA: He said that the cashier spoke to him in Welsh until it came to pay. He had expected her to say 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau', but instead she said the figure in English.

i.imgur.com

Yo Chwedeg-Dau, I herd you like Wales....
 
2012-12-28 05:46:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-28 06:19:36 PM  
Your language is dying, get over it.
 
2012-12-28 06:56:05 PM  
These aren't the druids you're looking for.
 
2012-12-28 06:59:59 PM  
Fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod
 
2012-12-28 07:00:35 PM  
Funny, she doesn't look Druish.
 
2012-12-28 07:00:40 PM  

He should have done like all those asshole druids I ever met in EverQuest, and just kited the beers out of the store.


/Stop kiting my Mobs, you druid jerks!

 
2012-12-28 07:01:05 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

what a coont.

"i want to do the 'lean head into hand' pose, but I have no desk to lean against... guess i'll just pretend".

or, in welsh: "ahbkdfjabslkcuhe rsiufhcbiaulsnbf ewaushdcnliwauenc i lsubfcisudhcniauefbcalskdhaks uhdaucbddbl aku cdbaliuefhld skjhaludhbcialucdbaslkdbcai luefgluhgiuw egfiubcsdbc"
 
2012-12-28 07:01:34 PM  
Look, he runs like a Welshman!

/doesn't he run like a Welshman?
 
2012-12-28 07:02:20 PM  
They have not yet accepted that they're English?
 
2012-12-28 07:02:26 PM  
Funny, he doesn't look Druish.
 
2012-12-28 07:06:03 PM  
She's just lucky he didn't say "Ni!"
 
2012-12-28 07:06:52 PM  
Llausi cwstwmr seairvis.
 
2012-12-28 07:08:23 PM  
FTA: North West Wales looks like a druid.
 
2012-12-28 07:10:29 PM  
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn !!!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-28 07:10:39 PM  

Fluid: They have not yet accepted that they're English?


You can't troll the Welsh on Fark. They're scared of the magic "electricity" so steer clear of the Internet.
 
2012-12-28 07:11:09 PM  
No Ewoks yet?
 
2012-12-28 07:16:10 PM  
To speak
 
2012-12-28 07:16:26 PM  
How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?
 
2012-12-28 07:21:36 PM  

bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?


"Edward Longshanks"
 
2012-12-28 07:23:10 PM  

bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?


Richard Burton
 
2012-12-28 07:29:04 PM  
Wales should send their extra consonants to Hawaii.
 
2012-12-28 07:31:22 PM  
Welsh-like typing detected...
 
2012-12-28 07:31:52 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Wales should send their extra consonants to Hawaii.


"Full glottal stop."
 
2012-12-28 07:33:33 PM  
I thought the Welsh had all migrated to Baaasssston.

Park the car in the yard.

Pak da Kaw in de yawd.
 
2012-12-28 07:33:38 PM  

skinink: He should have done like all those asshole druids I ever met in EverQuest, and just kited the beers out of the store.
/Stop kiting my Mobs, you druid jerks!


Your post made my day, thank you!
 
2012-12-28 07:36:22 PM  

bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?


"Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus"
 
2012-12-28 07:38:31 PM  
He said that the cashier spoke to him in Welsh until it came to pay. He had expected her to say 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau', but instead she said the figure in English.

This is the part that confuses me. If she spoke Welsh, then why didn't she just tell him the price in Welsh? This story is missing some details and I am left with the impression that the cashier should get he the most blame for this.
 
2012-12-28 07:39:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: She's just lucky he didn't say "Ni!"


No shiat. How do you demand a shrubbery and to cut down the tallest tree in the forest in Welsh?
 
2012-12-28 07:40:26 PM  
He looks like a right git.
 
2012-12-28 07:40:37 PM  
This guy is giving all the Welsh speakers a bad name.
 
2012-12-28 07:40:39 PM  

Moriel: He said that the cashier spoke to him in Welsh until it came to pay. He had expected her to say 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau', but instead she said the figure in English.

This is the part that confuses me. If she spoke Welsh, then why didn't she just tell him the price in Welsh? This story is missing some details and I am left with the impression that the cashier should get he the most blame for this.


I'm wondering if the cashier just thought he was some travelling nutjob and decided to fark with him....and didn't go so well.
 
2012-12-28 07:41:16 PM  

marius2: This guy is giving all the Welsh speakers a bad name.


However, nobody can pronounce the bad name.
 
2012-12-28 07:41:47 PM  
I dunno about the language, but their juice is tasty.

www.drivethrugroceries.net
 
2012-12-28 07:42:17 PM  
Meh, the whole country has gone down the crapper since the Romans arrived.
 
2012-12-28 07:42:52 PM  
 
2012-12-28 07:44:25 PM  
www.cdaccess.com
 
2012-12-28 07:45:06 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: marius2: This guy is giving all the Welsh speakers a bad name.

However, nobody can pronounce the bad name.


+1
 
2012-12-28 07:48:14 PM  
Was this druid wielding a sword?.
 
2012-12-28 07:50:31 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x395]

what a coont.

"i want to do the 'lean head into hand' pose, but I have no desk to lean against... guess i'll just pretend".

or, in welsh: "ahbkdfjabslkcuhe rsiufhcbiaulsnbf ewaushdcnliwauenc i lsubfcisudhcniauefbcalskdhaks uhdaucbddbl aku cdbaliuefhld skjhaludhbcialucdbaslkdbcai luefgluhgiuw egfiubcsdbc"


OK, "I want...". Now how about the rest of the sentence?
 
2012-12-28 07:55:10 PM  
Moriel

This is the part that confuses me. If she spoke Welsh, then why didn't she just tell him the price in Welsh? This story is missing some details and I am left with the impression that the cashier should get he the most blame for this.

Maybe she wasn't totally fluent in Welsh and has trouble with numbers? Either way the guy sounds like a dick.
 
2012-12-28 07:56:28 PM  

CygnusDarius: Was this druid wielding a sword?.


No, they're only able to wield non-metallic weapons, I believe. Let me consult the rulebook.
 
2012-12-28 08:00:56 PM  
What someone from Wales fluent in dicks may look like:
divinevarod.files.wordpress.com

/nttawwt
 
2012-12-28 08:01:26 PM  
Chomp. Ba-chewwy chomp. Ba-chewwy chomp-chomp.
 
2012-12-28 08:01:52 PM  

bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?


"English"

Cashier spoke to him in welsh the whole conversation, and then totalled in english (probably not a native speaker, and just read the numbers, automatically). An 83 year old guy in west wales might well even now not speak much english, or even any, so when he asked fr in in welsh and she refused, she was being a complete biatch.

Though the real fail is reserved for the english wankers on the Daily Mail site, whining "but this is the UK, we all speak English", not realising that Gaelic is spoken in NI & Scotland, Scots in Scotland, Ulster Scots in NI, and Welsh in Wales. The English think they run/own everything, but they do get stroppy when you remind them they don't.
/ Sassenach bastards
 
2012-12-28 08:05:57 PM  
i90.photobucket.com

What a druid may look like.

/hot
 
2012-12-28 08:07:18 PM  
OK, the Initial Pylon made me laugh.
 
2012-12-28 08:12:21 PM  

Wizard Drongo: bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?

"English"

Cashier spoke to him in welsh the whole conversation, and then totalled in english (probably not a native speaker, and just read the numbers, automatically). An 83 year old guy in west wales might well even now not speak much english, or even any, so when he asked fr in in welsh and she refused, she was being a complete biatch.

Though the real fail is reserved for the english wankers on the Daily Mail site, whining "but this is the UK, we all speak English", not realising that Gaelic Gaelige is spoken in NI & Scotland, Scots Gaelic in Scotland, Ulster Scots in NI, and Welsh in Wales. The English think they run/own everything, but they do get stroppy when you remind them they don't.
/ Sassenach bastards


FTFY :)
 
2012-12-28 08:14:56 PM  
*snikt*
 
2012-12-28 08:17:25 PM  
To slightly deviate from the thread, as demonstrated by the article, the Welsh numbering system is the most rational I've encountered.

In English, we count to nineteen before we adopt a more rational "Twenty - one, Twenty - two" etc. even then we have different names for each multiple of ten, each has to be learned separately. Only when we reach one hundred do we adopt a rational system of multiples.

In Spanish, they count to fifteen before moving on to dieciseis (ten - six) and they still have different names for each multiple of ten.

In Welsh there is a decimal system of numbers with numbers zero to ten. Eleven is "ten - one", thirty seven is "three tens - seven".

So:
'pum-deg-wyth punt,
is five tens - eight pounds

chwedeg-dau'
six tens two.

£58.62
Easy.

Surprising that the cashier didn't know how to translate that into Welsh as the language is taught as standard up to the age of 11 in all schools in Wales.
 
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