Yesterday I accidentally saw an article published about a month ago on a newspaper called “Il Foglio”. The title promised to list 10 reasons why Italian rugby team would not win against Wales.
I see he goes on listing just 7, for the most part quite ordinary and stereotypical, with a few anecdotes -supposed to be funny, I don’t know if true or not.
But he probably ran out of ideas around 5 or 6, and decided to write:
Because no language is more ignorant - ignorance in rugby is quality, talent, appreciation - than Welsh, which ignores harmony and disregards vowels.For example, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: it’s the name of a village on Anglesey island, literally means (adds translation in italian, probably found on wikipedia)
I guess that note about ignorance being a quality in rubgy was meant to make the whole thing sound better and not offensive but…I mean!!!