Tuesday, 25 September 2012

737. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (85)

A baker became known by different nicknames as his business and social standing increased.  First he was known as "Dai The Bread", and soon became "Dai the Rolls" after purchasing a large car to demonstrate his wealth.  Finally he was known as "Dai Upper Crust" when he received a knighthood.

There was a local miner called "Bells" because he was always complaining he was wringing wet after a shift.

Another was called "Gary Banana Back" because he constantly complained about his back being like that fruit after a shift.

There was another called "Dai Piano" who was constantly cadging cigarettes as he had left his at home - on the piano.

Lastly there was "Dai Rob the Dead" who reputedly claimed a dead man's fully coal laden tram as his own in order to boost his wages.

Ian Price from Cwmparc 

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