SPEAKING DOUBLE WELSH

From WALES ONLINE:

Former Welsh Office Minister, Rod Richards has called for the resignation of the Archbishop of Wales after he told the Pope that he sometimes spoke with the Archbishop of Canterbury in Welsh to stop others understanding.

Mr Richards said: “A charge often levelled unfairly against Welsh speakers is that they deliberately speak in Welsh so that non-Welsh speakers cannot understand them. That is sometimes said by tourists from England who go into a pub where the locals are conversing in Welsh. By revealing that he and Rowan Williams speak in Welsh in circumstances where they don’t want people to understand them, Barry Morgan is confirming the view of many non-Welsh speakers that Welsh is an exclusive, secretive language. This is damaging to the Welsh language and damaging to Wales.”

A spokeswoman for the Archbishop said that the Archbishop had no intention of resigning.

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SPEAKING DOUBLE WELSH — 10 Comments

  1. I thought of photoshopping it out. But then I decided that, horrible as it is, it is something that the world should see. By their shins shall you know them.

  2. Now that is one ugly pun!

    I suppose the question I have to ask is how anyone, even an archbishop thinks he understands anything Dr. Williams says?

    FWIW
    jimB

  3. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Gordon Brown’s shins, but the ABC? I know others would say that shin showing only points to his other worldliness, but how in the world did he make it to such high office? Really bad form! I truly have lost all confidence in his sartorial judgement! Pasty shins are a no no!