Friday, 30 March 2012
Woman on mobile phone (43): It's not the way to behave with me, it's not the way to behave with your brothers and sisters, and it's not the way to behave with your companions. What are you playing at?
(Gustavo's comment: At being president?)
Loosely translated from Blogudeces de la Vida Cotidiana, with thanks to Gustavo.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Sunday, 25 March 2012
A tourist stopped to chat with a Cardi* farmer who was putting up a building.
"What are you building?" he asked.
"Well, if I can let it, it's a rustic cottage" said the farmer, "and if I can't, it's a cow shed."
*Cardi = Cardiganshire
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Friday, 23 March 2012
My great-grandfather was known as Shunko-one-side because he was born with some kind of deformity. My brother who went to the Boys Grammar School, Aberdare had a teacher whose nickname was Conch because he had been a conscientious objector during World War II.
Anna in Rome, formerly of Aberdare.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
We say: I didn't sleep a WINK last night.
We mean: Honestly, I didn't close my eyes ONCE. How dare you not believe me?
What it says about us: Well, maybe I nodded off now and then for a few seconds...or minutes.... or more... but how else do I convey to you the extent of my suffering?
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV - so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A: We import all plants fully grown, and then just sit around watching them die.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
We say: I'm not well, I've been up all night with sickness and diarrhoea.
We mean: Actually it was once each before bedtime.
What it says about us: It was horrible. I deserve not to have to come to work after all that suffering.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
My great grandfather was from Cwm and he was nicknamed Ike Pidgeon, which is a coincidence because there is a man called Dillwyn from Cwm who's claiming his father was also nicknamed Ike Pidgeon. My other great grandfather was known as Pecker and I never actually plucked up the courage to ask him WHY!!!
Tara Williams from Blackwood.
Monday, 12 March 2012
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill: I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play. Bring a friend, if you have one.
Winston Churchill to George Bernard Shaw: Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Work Colleague (47): I sent him an e-mail to ask him to come to a meeting at 10.30 because of our communication problems and he replied asking if it could be re-scheduled for the morning...
Gustavo (38): So it's a real communication problem then.
(Gustavo's comment: He couldn't have misunderstood the time as being 10.30 p.m. because here we all leave at 4.30 of course...)
(Loosely translated from Blogudeces de la Vida Cotidiana, with thanks to Gustavo.)
Friday, 9 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
One that always tickled me - Ray-Half-Day - was normally found in the pub half way through the working day.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
We say: I'll be in touch. Can I have your e-mail address?
We mean: ... because I don't want to have aimless discussions about it.
What is says about us: I describe myself as an action person not a talk person (and I bore easily).
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Back in the 1950s there was a retired bank manager who lived in Llan. He was born in Vyrnwy and was known as Mr Vrynwy Jones.
Kate from Yorkshire