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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 20
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2012-12-28 08:01:52 PM
2 votes:

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 07:21:36 PM
2 votes:

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


"Edward Longshanks"
2012-12-28 10:32:27 PM
1 votes:

Xetal: CygnusDarius: Was this druid wielding a sword?.

No, they're only able to wield non-metallic weapons, I believe. Let me consult the rulebook.


What about metallic clothing?  There are pictures of that guy wearing a lot of gold lamè.

Every time I read an article like this, it makes me want to learn Welsh.  Just because.
2012-12-28 10:04:15 PM
1 votes:

BarryJV: 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.


'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau'
or
fifty eight sixty two


I'm beginning to see why the farking language died
2012-12-28 08:48:19 PM
1 votes:

RoyFokker'sGhost: Xetal: CygnusDarius: Was this druid wielding a sword?.

No, they're only able to wield non-metallic weapons, I believe. Let me consult the rulebook.

No, they're cleared for sickles and scimitars. Basically, anything with a curved blade.


Did you see those Druids from Wales? They've got curved swords. Curved. Swords.
2012-12-28 08:30:57 PM
1 votes:

People_are_Idiots: 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 :)


Actually, I was right first time.
In Scotland, there are Gaelic speakers. In Ireland, Irish-Gaelic speakers (usually, Scots-gaelic is just called gaelic). If I was SPEAKING in that language, it would be gaelige. Much as if you're speaking in German, "german" is "deutsch",
But in Scotland, as you obviously didn't know, we ALSO speak Scots.
Scots is NOT gaelic. Scots is the germanic language that's much like English, and is often confused as being english, or english-with-a-scottish-accent, or "dialect", but it's actually a full blown language. It's not as common as once it was, because a lot of Scots speakers are slowly starting to speak more english due to media, Americanisation etc. but nonetheless, a lot of Scots speakers are still around.
I can't even speak full Scots. I can understand it, especially written....
For example, a simple copyright notice:
Aw richts is pitten by. Nae pairt o this darg shuid be doobelt, hained in ony kin o seestem, or furthset in ony shape or by onygate whitsomeiver, 'ithoot haein leave frae the writer afore-haund.
All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the author.

One is in English, the other in Scots.They are as far apart as Norwegian & Swedish...
2012-12-28 08:17:25 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-28 08:05:57 PM
1 votes:
i90.photobucket.com

What a druid may look like.

/hot
2012-12-28 08:00:56 PM
1 votes:
What someone from Wales fluent in dicks may look like:
divinevarod.files.wordpress.com

/nttawwt
2012-12-28 07:56:28 PM
1 votes:

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 07:41:16 PM
1 votes:

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


However, nobody can pronounce the bad name.
2012-12-28 07:36:22 PM
1 votes:

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


"Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus"
2012-12-28 07:29:04 PM
1 votes:
Wales should send their extra consonants to Hawaii.
2012-12-28 07:10:29 PM
1 votes:
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn !!!

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-12-28 07:01:05 PM
1 votes:
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 06:59:59 PM
1 votes:
Fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod
2012-12-28 06:56:05 PM
1 votes:
These aren't the druids you're looking for.
2012-12-28 06:19:36 PM
1 votes:
Your language is dying, get over it.
2012-12-28 05:46:08 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-28 05:45:17 PM
1 votes:
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....
 
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