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gingerjon

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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In Topic: UKIPpery

25 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

 there is a claim that more people speak Welsh than ever before in its history. What they really mean is that more people understand the gist of spoken Welsh 

 

Indeed, you are quite correct.  Also (whisper it), Welsh will die for the some reason Irish has effectively died.  You can't legislate it back to life but it will probably be more visible in its final decades than at any point before.

 

There won't be many political meetings in Porth where Welsh isn't spoken at all.

 

(In this little spat I tend to think both sides are being moronic.)


In Topic: jeremy Clarkson

25 March 2015 - 12:26 PM

A typical public schoolboy ending: he's not being fired, his contract won't be renewed when it ends next week.


In Topic: UKIPpery

25 March 2015 - 12:11 PM

 

 

Disclosure: I have been to Portmadoc 

 

You have my sympathy.  (It's been Porthmadog even in English since 1974 by the way).  I've been a few times and it's really not particularly friendly by and large.


In Topic: UKIPpery

25 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

 

 

I wonder why he lectures in an English speaking city, presumably to English speaking students. Must be an awful long commute from Porthmadog every day, perhaps he actually lives in Cardiff and he'll be pretty lonely trying to hold all his conversations with colleagues and neighbours in Welsh.

 

....

 

 

Plaid Cymru and the Senedd have done a fantastic job in inculcating the Welsh language into everyday society and idiots like this are still not satisfied.

 

I like that within two sentences you go from Welsh is nowhere to Welsh is everywhere.

 

Porthmadog is a Welsh-speaking town.  Ukip would have been smart to have been wise to that in advance.


In Topic: UKIPpery

25 March 2015 - 07:43 AM

Millions of Welsh speakers roam the streets of Portmadoc, looting lava bread shops and singing Cwm Rhondda  as UKIP engage in blatant racism  :yes:

 

Royal Sportsman Hotel marketing manager Ian Spindley said...“A legitimate public meeting by the United Kingdom Independence Party in our hotel lounge was interrupted by two local Welsh language activists."

 

One of the activists, Dr Simon Brooks, is angry that there was no option to ask questions in Welsh during the meeting.“I came here as a member of the public and not as a member of any party." 

 

Yeah, right.

 

 Doesn't say if he asked in Welsh, though.

 

To be fair to Cymdeithas (who I'm sure have some connection with this) they do do this sort of thing to pretty much any organisation.