Discussion in 'General Chat' started by la gran siete, Mar 1, 2013.
and for our Welsh brothers
Get ready for all the anti Welsh/racist comments
I've never liked the Welsh, shifty eyes....
Visit Wales where the sheep are nervous and the men tread the fields softly.
Heres to Wales! the place where you can get a sh*g, a nice warm coat AND a casserole all from the same date.
St. Patrick was Welsh
As an Englishman living in exile in Wales, I find the national pride somewhat irritating.
My children are forced to go to school in welsh national rugby shirts for boys and traditional welsh dress for the girls. It's humiliating. Then they're forced to eat some grizzly watered down mutton stew followed by dry fried powdery 'cake'
We're all Welsh speakers, but I can completely understand why the language is in decline when the whole culture is forced down your throat like this.
Where your girlfriend's name is Baaaaabara..
And he moved to Ireland to get away.
It's his fault we ended up with weirdo priests and mad nuns
Great news. You are at least 90% assimilated. Enjoy.
PS the welsh outfits for girls are a little dated.
You can insist the whole family wear England rugby shirts 16th March when England will slaughter Wales
Wow. Some of the stereotyping here is absolutely hilarious if not a little last century.
It is pretty insulting to think that men engage in intercourse with animals, isn't it?
Try saying that about another group of people and see how long the thread lasts.
Someone going on about Welsh stereotypes with an Ivor The Engine name and logo?
I'm proud that we celebrate our National Saint's day, as do the Irish & Scots.
I can't remember the last time I was aware of any English people celebrating St. George's day.
We do but we're branded racists for doing so
It's a regular thread on here and a local event where I live. A few years ago I covered some Hesco in famous English victories, personalities, flew a white dragon flag and had bunting, bowler hats etc. One of the photos is on here.
I'm not sure that's entirely true.
BUT - I think that English patriotism, and subsequently it's "national identity" has been hijacked to some extent by bodies like the NF & BNP in the past. It's a sad situation, I think.
FWIW, I've never subscribed to the "I support Wales & any team playing against England" mentality.
Unfortunately, I've been on receiving end of anti-Welsh bigotry from a small number of idiots when on a training course in the south-east of England a few years ago. It wasn't pleasant.
Once a year? Or do they have to wear the traditional costume everyday?
Many Welsh speakers are particularly forward and borderline aggressive about their culture and heritage but frankly it's not surprising when people that are still alive today had to live through the humiliation and oppression of being forced out of their homes to make space for a reservoir for Liverpudlians/Brummies or being put in the corner and made to wear a dunce hat or being caned for speaking their own language in school.
Dont get me wrong, I'm not anti English and I know it wouldn't happen these days but it terms of history this is still pretty fresh for many.
Also as for national pride, and being a Welshman living in England, the feeling is mutual at times, but I deal with it and remember that ultimately I'm a guest and should be respectful. And I don't bring it up when it annoys me.
I've been on the other end,not pleasant either,but that doesn't mean everyone welsh is racist either.
Come back on St.George's day and see some of the comments,alot from peple living in England
We should all be able to celebrate our own days in our own countries,without a minority of idiots spoiling it for the rest of us.
The lady does protest to much
I know. I know, but there is no need for that sort of ignorant thinking as jolly as it may seem.
I think the world has moved on a bit since the good old days of suggesting that men sleep with animals.
It's a low blow and down right offensive regardless of your nationality.
Suprised the mods allowed it, TBH.
i am afraid you will find that kind of thing in any other country .Even though wales isnt a country as such it has a separate identity.I remember having to pay homage to the argentine flag every morning at school and singing their national anthem.Argie food was fine mind .The uniform I wore was a British style
Anyway here's to the Welsh except on the 16th of march at 17.00 kick off
Nothing to worry about there
Not every day - but certainly more than once a year.
When Wales were playing in the Rugby world cup a couple of years ago, I took the children into school, only to find classes were cancelled and they'd set up a projector so the children (staff) could watch the rugby all morning. Try taking the children out of a school for the afternoon and you'll get a lecture about missing out on valuable learning opportunities.
Then there is the amount of time and effort put into things like the Eisteddfod - they spend weeks preparing for competition centred around reciting Welsh verse and singing folk songs. It's waaaaay over the top in my opinion.
you live there, you have to respect their culture.I wouldnt have a problem with it myself although I would I felt any anti English sentiment flying around
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