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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHowellsTyrfro View Post
    "Posh" can be a compliment or sometimes said with a bit of a sneer and showing envy or a degree of resentment in Wales. You can check your Welsh posh-ness here.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...FqgSlmKgiW2JEA
    I don't think the lady meant anything bad by it. Her attitude was very friendly and jovial.

    Wish I had the money to really be posh.
     


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    A Welsh joke you hear in various forms

    Megan Hughes is getting married.
    Getting married? I didn't even know she was pregnant.
    She's not
    Well there's posh

    : ))))
    Last edited by jdean; 03-07-2016 at 12:52 PM.

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    Overall ~ 14% of my ancestry is Welsh. 1/8th of my ancestors are from Newtown, Wales area. I actually knew my Welsh great grandmother Morgan who was born in Newtown in 1892. In fact I have a newly discovered 2nd cousin that still lives in Wales.
    Her family was involved in the flannel industry. I has the the opportunity to visit Newtown back in 1997.
    Somewhere on this line I have Romany ancestry, based on dna matches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellSince1893 View Post
    Overall ~ 14% of my ancestry is Welsh . . .
    I'm not sure what percentage of my ancestry is Welsh, but three out of the four surnames borne by my grandparents are Welsh: Stevens, Pierce, and Morris. None of my grandparents was 100% Welsh, however. For example, my dad's maternal grandmother was Irish (or of fairly recent Irish extraction, I'm not sure which), which means my paternal grandmother was apparently at least half Irish.

    There are some other Welsh surnames here and there further back in my pedigree , like Morgan.
     


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    My grandparents go as follows:-
    Howells - paternal grandfather - Herefordshire border origin traced to 1660's
    James - paternal grandmother - Radnorshire origin traced to late 1700's
    Jones- maternal grandfather - Monmouthshire origin traced to early 1800's (too many Jones' to go back further)
    Morgan - maternal grandmother - Herefordshire, Leominster traced to early 1800's
    Some of these I know I can trace further back, just haven't got around to it yet, but Jones is a problem, because so many people had the same names. I hit a block at "John Jones" a great grandfather. Nearly all my ancestors are Welsh borders so far, but a couple of female earlier ancestors came from Lincolnshire and Banbury, Oxfordshire (an Inn-keeping family). How they came to marry men from the Welsh borders is a bit of a mystery, but most were involved in agriculture, so maybe some were involved in driving livestock to England (drovers). I would love to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdean View Post
    A Welsh joke you hear in various forms

    Megan Hughes is getting married.
    Getting married? I didn't even know she was pregnant.
    She's not
    Well there's posh

    : ))))
    One good Welsh characteristic is that we don't mind laughing at ourselves.

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    Members who don't live in the UK might not appreciate that this weekend sees the most important sporting event in the Welsh calendar, the annual rugby international against England, this time at Twickenham or "Twickers" as the English call it. They also tend to call rugby "rugger" for some reason, all those public school types I expect. The Welsh supporters ( meaning nearly everyone in Wales) absolutely hate losing against England and will support any team playing England. It genuinely is a bit of a National disaster if Wales lose. The English are not too keen on losing to the Welsh either. The English supporters tend to sing one verse the old spiritual "Swing Low sweet chariots" (badly) , so there are a lot of jokes about wheels coming off chariots if the English lose. The Welsh, on the other hand, sing traditional hymns beautifully:-

    https://youtu.be/5iPqepdQhR8



    The weeks leading up to the game see a lot of mainly good-natured banter on the Internet and media and whoever lose get a hard time from the opposition supporters. At the moment the Welsh hold the bragging rights, having beaten England in the Rugby World Cup and gone further than them in the tournament. (Oh dear, how sad, never mind)
    This more civilised form of warfare began in 1881 and incredibly, after all this time, honours are almost even :- https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...vSIJec8QPvqc3A

    The one thing we do share though, is love of the game and physical hostilities are confined to the field of play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHowellsTyrfro View Post
    Bloody marvellous : )))))))))

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    From memory my Welsh surnames are Watkins, Jones and Lewis.

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