Wenglishisms - Scene 1
Here I am playing Tennis with some new French and Italian friends. Where are you from they ask? (expecting me to reply that I’m English).
I’m from Wales - I reply.
Oh, I’ve been to Scotland - one of them replies. Do you wear a kilt?
No and I’m from Wales - the bit to the left of England that sticks out.
Oh, you mean Ireland.
No, I mean Wales and it has its own language.
You mean you speak a dialect of English.
No Welsh is a rich language much older than English and not one word is the same as the English language ( I say, happily exaggerating).
Speak some Welsh, then - they say, trying to call my bluff.
They are suitably impressed
SO DO TELL ME THERE IS A WELSH ALTERNATIVE TO ‘‘PLEASE’’ THAT IS ACTUALLY USED. (I suppose ‘‘osgwelwch yn dda’’ is too formal?).
Otherwise, I will not be able to show my face at the tennis club again!!