Sunday, 9 August 2015

4 Random Welsh Facts

1 // There are two words for "milk" in Welsh.

Llaeth and llefrith.  And no, you're not pronouncing either one correctly.

2 // King Arthur was Welsh, not English.

Considering that he would have been a Romano-British tribesman fighting off the pagan Anglo-Saxon invaders, that would have been awkward.  Plus, England didn't exist yet.

3 // Wales is home to the longest place-name in the world, a town called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.

Translation: “the church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave.”  Very specific.

4 // The smallest house in Great Britain is in Conwy, Conwy County.

The last resident to live there was over six feet tall. Ya'll, I've been in there.  There's no way the man could have stood up in his own home.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Ha, well, you can't just leave us hanging! How do you say llaeth and llefrith?

    I'm also not pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch correctly--pretty much gave up after "Llanfair." :P

    1. Oh, dear. I can't even begin to pronounce Llanfair. But the other ones are hard to describe because we don't have the sounds for "ll" in English!

  2. I've been to #3! It's stamped in my passport. :)

    1. Get out! I didn't know that! Now I have to go there just to have it in my passport!


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