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#1 Nov 01 2008 at 12:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Protip #34:

If you need a road sign in dual languages, and you send off the text for translation, get someone to proof-read the text. . .

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E-mail error ends up on road sign

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.

Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated".

So that was what went up under the English version which barred lorries from a road near a supermarket.

"When they're proofing signs, they should really use someone who speaks Welsh," said journalist Dylan Iorwerth.

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#2 Nov 01 2008 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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You really should have proof-read your laughing grid. Smiley: mad
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#3 Nov 01 2008 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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silly welsh
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#4 Nov 01 2008 at 12:46 AM Rating: Good
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That is shocking but honestly the person that printed that was not Welsh so perhaps a better thread title would be "Silly English People" since you know a Welsh person would have been able to understand what they had received back in the out of office.


Yeah I know the mistake was made in Swansea Council but they do have English people living there

Edited, Nov 1st 2008 4:50am by SWM
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#5 Nov 01 2008 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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"When they're proofing signs, they should really use someone who speaks Welsh,"
Maybe if they didn't ask for signs in useless languages that hardly anyone even speaks, there would be enough money in the kitty to pay for a second person in the office to cover holidays Smiley: schooled
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#6 Nov 01 2008 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
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SWM wrote:
That is shocking but honestly the person that printed that was not Welsh so perhaps a better thread title would be "Silly English People" since you know a Welsh person would have been able to understand what they had received back in the out of office.


Yeah I know the mistake was made in Swansea Council but they do have English people living there

Edited, Nov 1st 2008 4:50am by SWM


Actually, very few Welsh people speak Welsh. Many of them don't even have an accent, unless you're deep in the valleys.

Mainly because it's just a **** silly language.
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#7 Nov 01 2008 at 3:15 AM Rating: Good
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Actually, very few Welsh people speak Welsh. Many of them don't even have an accent, unless you're deep in the valleys.

Mainly because it's just a **** silly language.


I'm from Wrexham, most people I know from Wales speak Welsh as a second language.

Galkaman wrote:
Many of them don't even have an accent, unless you're deep in the valleys.


This is also complete *********

Edited, Nov 1st 2008 8:07am by SWM
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#8 Nov 01 2008 at 3:23 AM Rating: Good
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I lived in Wales, Snowdon, to be precise, for a time in my youth. Most people spoke Welsh there, but the younger kids often talked English when among peers. I can speak quite a lot of Welsh - or, well, I could. I'm probably not fluent anymore.
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#9 Nov 01 2008 at 3:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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HAHAHAhahahaha Welsh.
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#10 Nov 01 2008 at 3:34 AM Rating: Good
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#12 Nov 01 2008 at 5:49 AM Rating: Good
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Well alright, let me put it another way. While Welsh is taught as a second language in schools here, it is used little enough that the Welsh I have met(however much they hate the English) can speak little more than a few words or phrases of it.

And what would I know about the accents? I've only lived with six different Welsh people over the last year and a half, and none of them have had recognisably Welsh accents (except for one girl who got a Welsh accent the more she drank). One of them is even confused as American on a very regular basis.
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#13 Nov 01 2008 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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During the last 12 years i've lived with 50-60 Welsh lads and known 200+ more well enough to know if they spoke Welsh.

I know 1 welsh speaker who does it as a party trick and says he never speaks it in wales.

On accents, central and east Wales have a much more broad accent, south Wales accent is unrecognisable from a Bristol Accent.
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#14 Nov 01 2008 at 9:35 AM Rating: Good
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#15 Nov 01 2008 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I want to go to Wales.

(Well, hopefully I will.)
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I want to go to Wales.
I can think of no good reason to go to Wales.

Scotland, England and Ireland yes, Wales no.
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#17 Nov 01 2008 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Baron von tarv wrote:
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I want to go to Wales.
I can think of no good reason to go to Wales.

Scotland, England and Ireland yes, Wales no.


Well, I want to go to England for two weeks or so, and Wales for, like, two days.
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Baron von tarv wrote:
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I want to go to Wales.
I can think of no good reason to go to Wales.

Scotland, England and Ireland yes, Wales no.


I can think of two:

If you're studying sheep or rain.
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Rain would be perfectly viable anywhere in the British Isles.
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Galkaman wrote:
Rain would be perfectly viable anywhere in the British Isles.


I actually have a map which shows the rain statistics of Europe at home, and apart from Wales and Ireland, Britain is about average in rain.

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#22 Nov 01 2008 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
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It almost never rains here, and when it does it floods because we are so flat.


We do get tornadoes though! Smiley: schooled
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#23 Nov 01 2008 at 4:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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True story, I can listen to a Welsh person for like 10 minutes before i realize they are speaking English. Also, I was convinced, until recently, that tarv was Welsh. I don't know why either.
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Baron von tarv wrote:
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I want to go to Wales.
I can think of no good reason to go to Wales.

Scotland, England and Ireland yes, Wales no.



I would go just to visit "Merlin's Cave"
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#25 Nov 01 2008 at 4:23 PM Rating: Good
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How do you pronounce that mass of letters vomited up by an innocent book?
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How do you pronounce that mass of letters vomited up by an innocent book town?


FTFY


I dunno. How should I know? Do I look Welsh to you? I DO????


Huh.




I think it's pronounced "podunk"
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