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    Never been to Sophia Gardens/SWALEC sStadium before...

    I've been lucky enough to win some tickets for the opening day of the Ashes. Never been to SWALEC Stadium before what can I expect?

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    You know they won't let you in unless you can speak Welsh, right?

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    Thanks for the heads up, I've enrolled on a course and hope to be fluent by tomorrow. If I'm not I'll just dispose of the tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    You know they won't let you in unless you can speak Welsh, right?
    Do you know what percentage of Welsh people can speak Welsh BTW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Do you know what percentage of Welsh people can speak Welsh BTW?
    For those not versed in the Welsh language, "BTW" is pronounced "baittoo" and it means "enjoy your day at the cricket while we get on with burning your holiday cottage."

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    I believe the answer is 20%.

    Sums the Welsh up really, can't even speak their own language
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    For anyone who can still get hold of a copy (and it might be on the on-line edition) there's a guide to cricket terminogy in Welsh in today's Times.

    That ball turned a mile Fe drodd y bel yna filltir

    That's a long walk back to the pavilion Taith hir yw'r daith yna nol i'r pafiliwn

    He's hit that out of the ground Mae e wedi brww honna mas o'r cae


    Richard ... no, but I would guess at between 5 and 10 per cent (able to hold a basic conversation, not necessarily fluent).
    Last edited by stumpski; 07-07-2009 at 02:33 PM.

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    enjoy your day at the cricket while we get on with burning your holiday cottage. = fedda 'ch ddiwrnod am 'r chriced blwc cawn acha ag yn brydio 'ch ddygwyl benty.







    ... or so says an online translation engine. Which isn't necessarily 100% accurate: it translates the same sentence back into English as I say {to } ' dogs day about ' group cricket pluck we have astride with burning ' dogs holiday cottage

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    I have it on good authority (Scaly told me) that SWALEC stands for Some Welsh Arseholes Looted English Cricket
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    Ponting ydy yn crio cara baban

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    The anthems are going to be a palarva. First of all, Land of my Fathers, then God Save the Queen, then Advance Australia fair, then Jerusalem. By which point Katherine Jenkins may well have lost her voice.

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    Should just play Jersualem four times

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    AWTA. Reckon we should have it playing in the background all through the series.
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