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(Nature World News)   Turns out the British and Neanderthals have something in common, the Welsh   (natureworldnews.com) divider line 12
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2013-10-18 11:46:59 AM  
Besides the teeth?
 
2013-10-18 11:57:24 AM  
Umm, this is on Jersey.  It isn't part of the British Isles.  It is kinda, sorta administratively orthogonal to Britain, if you squint really hard, but it is geographically part of France (and is attached to the Crown through William's claim to Normandy).  Saying anything found on Guam applies to people living in Maine has more validity than saying anything found on Jersey applies to the British.
 
2013-10-18 12:00:01 PM  
Explains the accent
 
2013-10-18 12:24:58 PM  
Neanderthals from Jersey? his explains so much, except for the spray tans
 
2013-10-18 12:48:44 PM  
Doesn't surprise me. That's how Neanderthals roll--hilly country, remote coasts, and isolated refuges left over from the Ice Ages.
 
2013-10-18 02:01:45 PM  
This guy is not related to a Neanderthal.

img.thesun.co.uk

 In fact, this guy looks more like a Neanderthal than Rob Brydon:

upload.wikimedia.org

Does this mean Stephen Fry is Welsh?
 
2013-10-18 02:24:21 PM  

phalamir: Umm, this is on Jersey.  It isn't part of the British Isles.  It is kinda, sorta administratively orthogonal to Britain, if you squint really hard, but it is geographically part of France (and is attached to the Crown through William's claim to Normandy).  Saying anything found on Guam applies to people living in Maine has more validity than saying anything found on Jersey applies to the British.


If I'm remembering some anthropology from a long time back, I thought that the Britons that moved to Wales came from Jersey. In other words, subby might be claiming that British and Neanderthals had the same neighbors. But I might have the direction of migration backwards, I really don't remember. Brittany (France) was settled by migrating Britons fleeing the northerners (Angles maybe?) coming down from the north, if I recall correctly.

Interestingly enough, this is where the legends of Welsh "indian tribes" in North America come from, as well - when the northerners came down and started kicking the crap out of the Welsh, they headed out to sea, founding new settlements in western France and Spain. The theory was that some of them also crossed the Atlantic and settled in with native tribes in North America. Thomas Jefferson apparently thought this theory held some merit, as he told Meriwether Lewis to look for "Welsh Indians" during the Lewis & Clark expedition.
 
2013-10-18 02:41:30 PM  
Excuse me. Are you two ladies from England?

It's Wales.

Sorry. Are you two whales from England?
 
2013-10-18 03:23:19 PM  
Pryddy cool.
 
2013-10-18 03:29:55 PM  
Joke's on subby: The British are the Welsh. The English are y Saesneg. Meaning, broadly, the Hun.

Welsh is the English term for "if we call you foreigner enough times, we get to steal your land".
 
2013-10-18 05:03:35 PM  

mainsail: Pryddy cool.

Nice.  (although isn't the dd pronounced th?)


New charitable organization:  Vowels For Wales.
 
2013-10-18 10:35:02 PM  
the place contains the only known remains of Neanderthals in West Europe.

Stopped reading right there.  Where the fark does the author think Neanderthals were discovered?
 
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