50 Shades of Welsh
We asked you to help us write a list of the things which make us Welsh - here it is!
1. Popty ping is not a Welsh word for microwave! Popty means oven, ping is the sound a microwave makes – it’s a joke! The actual word for microwave is meicrodon.
2. People are named after their jobs ai The Milk, Glynn The Fire, Carol the Post - all perfectly legitimate ways to refer to someone in Wales.
3. To meet anyone new in England is to endure one of only five opening gambits: “I love Wales - I went to Rhyl when I was six”; “Say something in Welsh!”; “YUCKY DAR!” (it’s yechyd dâ and see also “boyo”, never spoken by anyone outside of a Welsh impersonation); “Can you say the long place name?” (They mean Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, and yes, of course) “You can all sing can’t you?” (very much not).
Being called 'good boy' probably means a telling off is coming
We do have indoor plumbing and do not use outdoor toilets
Tea happens at dinner time
Explaining to your friends that no, S4C isn’t what you watch instead of ITV back home
31. Stinkin' doesn't mean smelly it means dirty.
32. You spend a lot of time trying to explain to English friends that not all Welsh people sound the same
33. Hearing at least three sheep jokes on every night out when you tell people you’re from Wales
34. You get weird looks when you have conversations with bus drivers
35. All bus drivers and taxi drivers are called ‘Drive.’
36. Holiday drinking starts at the airport
37. Laver bread is technically Welsh sushi
38. Being a rugby fan isn't optional
39. School trips were always at St Fagans or big pit
40. At some point you were forced in to seeing an Eisteddfod
41. We don't mind a bit of rain
42. We like Phonics/Manics and Catatonia
43. We all know our National Anthem – and it’s obligatory to sing it out loud at the pub or at home before any international
44. We can take a joke about sheep but don't mock the rugby team
45. It's fine to dance to ANY Tom Jones song
46. Ed sheeran and his castle on the hill has nothing on us. We have a castle on every hill. Boom!
47. Everyone knows a Dai
48. Shorts in the winter is a thing, flip flops come out of the shoebox in February.
49. Everyone knows or says they know someone who's Welsh and famous. Everyone has a tenuous link to Leigh Halfpenny.
50. We say ‘love’ too much