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Posts Tagged wales

I’m Out of the Office

Clearly I’m not, but the person responsible for translation at Swansea council is…… Officials wanting to put up a sign near a supermarket emailed their text off to Swansea council for translation into Welsh: No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only The translation promptly came back: Nid wyf y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfowch unrhyw waith i’w gtyfieithu. Clear as mud? Except it isn’t…. The Welsh version of the sign actually reads: I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated. Fool’s Gold buy Dead Silence rip It made me laugh on Friday and is still making me laugh now 🙂 Remind me of all those people you see with… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 4th, 2008 | General | 4 Comments » |

UFO’s over South Wales!

Police were called out to a 999 call after a mysterious bright stationary object appeared in the night sky over the valleys. The police have recorded the calls as a moment of genius – you can hear them here. It goes something like this: Control Room: “South Wales Police, what’s your emergency?” Caller: “It’s not really. I just need to inform you that across the mountain there’s a bright stationary object.” Control room: “Right.” Caller: “If you’ve got a couple of minutes perhaps you could find out what it is? It’s been there at least half an hour and it’s still there.” Control: “It’s been there for half an hour. Right. Is it actually on the mountain or in the… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 5th, 2008 | News | No Comments » |

Welsh Rugby Hymn

Emma’s a Wales fan, I’m an Ireland fan – It makes the Six Nations kind of interesting, but I did find myself shouting at the TV for Wales v England last week (it was certainly a better match than the Ireland v Italy game!). Then Emma found this! Our Father,who art in Twickenham, Gatland be Thy name. Thy kicking come Tries will be won By Byrne,Hook and Phillips. Give us this day our bread of Heaven, And forgive us our knock-ons, As we forgive those that knock-on against us. And lead us not into Giving away penalties, But deliver us from Wilkinson, For thine is the six nations, The forward power and the glory, Forever and ever, Amen.

by Keiron on February 9th, 2008 | Jokes | No Comments » |