The Brits seem to speak poorly of them.
Are the Welsh the "hillbillies" of the United Kingdom?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/06/2012|
NO...what an improper comment. Just think before you wonder loudly Op.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/24/2012|
No, the English are the hillbillies of the U.K., OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/24/2012|
How quickly we forget the Scots
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/24/2012|
"...you Welsh fuck!" That seems to be an insult that Brits throw around a lot. Maybe Wales is the Atlanta of the Isles?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/24/2012|
Wales is probably the most rural of the four countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/24/2012|
The Welsh are stereotyped as dumb, inbred sheepfuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/24/2012|
To address the OP's question: Not at all. The country is largely rural, but many Welsh are softly spoken, thoughtful and well educated. I don't really think there's a British equivalent of Hillbillies. We have plenty of trash, just not of that particular ilk.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/24/2012|
No, it's the Irish.
The Irish are the hillbillies.
The Austalians are the rednecks (okay, not technically part of the UK, but they do worship the same queen).
The Scots are the inbred northeasterners.
The Welsh are the flyover states.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/24/2012|
Don't care, OP, ALL Welsh men have HUGE THICK DICKS!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/24/2012|
The Welsh do, however, communicate by spitting. That's their native language, so "hillbillies" have +1 there.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/24/2012|
John Barrowman is said to live in Wales. That makes Wales the Beverly Hills of the UK in my estimation.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/24/2012|
Barrowman is Scottish and you knowwhat they say about them....
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/24/2012|
Anti-Welsh racism is such a problem
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/24/2012|
No. But please don't mention the Cornish!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/24/2012|
So in general, who are more well-endowed? The Scots or the Welsh? I still have pleasant memories of sucking off a thick, veiny, uncut Scotsman a few years back.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/24/2012|
Other than the Irish, the hillbillies of England are the Midlanders. They really get mocked a lot for being loutish and poor.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/24/2012|
Only N Ireland is in the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/24/2012|
I think they're tremendous.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/24/2012|
It's the Cornish. The way I've heard a couple of British acquaintances discuss them reminds me of the way we regard Appalachia. Think Straw Dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/24/2012|
Big Fun people!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/24/2012|
Sigh. I didn't inherit any big Welsh dick. I also didn't get any blue eyes. :(
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/24/2012|
Welsh? Gay, gay, gay!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/24/2012|
Why is their nation called Cumrag?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/25/2012|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/25/2012|
Their was a movie about gay Welsh twins that made it seems so, but it was a very bad movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/25/2012|
Here's Ebert's review of Twin Town
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/25/2012|
Fuck you, R25.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/25/2012|
[quote]I don't really think there's a British equivalent of Hillbillies. We have plenty of trash, just not of that particular ilk.
R7, Daisy, Onslow and Rose could out-hillbilly most in the U.S.
R20, having grown up in Southern Illinois and having spent some time researching a book in deepest Appalachia, I don't equate Appalachia with hillbillies. Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana and Southern Missouri are infested with some of the most backward people I've ever met. To me, those are true hillbillies, especially the men.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/25/2012|
A question, though, for you Brits: I have a friend in London who despises the Welsh with an almost incomprehensible fervor. I can't quite fathom it. Any idea why? ANd is this commonplace or is he just carrying some personal grudge? I'd love to figure it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/25/2012|
R25, in Welsh, the country is called [italic]Cymru[/italic] (cum-ree), the people [italic]Cymry[/italic], and the language [italic]Cymraeg[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/25/2012|
So the language is called cumrag.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/25/2012|
Kingsly Amis wrote a novel (the Old Devils?) which included an I-hate-Wales club. You could only join if you were Welsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/25/2012|
The Welsh have some serious problems.
Last year they had a referendum to give the Welsh Government more powers - only a third of people bothered to vote, and those who bothered voted yes. There's talk now of giving the Welsh Government tax powers which would put them at odds with the English/Westminster government.
Unlike the Scottish who have their own identity and have a reasonably healthy rivalry between Labour and the nationalists, Wales have been run by Labour since the Assembley was created in the late 1990s, and there is no chance in a generation of anyone but Labour, possibly with the nationalists/Lib Dems to prop them up.
The problem is that the bright thinkers, the movers and shakers go to Westminster, where the power lies, and the servants to the party get voted in to the Assembley. The calibre of politican is utterly appalling, and the achievements of the Welsh Goverment have been negligable. They've put themselves at odds with the Blair/Brown governments and Labour are out of power in Westminster, a vote for Labour in Wales is still seen a protest vote.
And don't get me started on the Welsh language. There's a consultation ongoing about how Welsh should be used in the NHS. Wales can't recruit doctors as it is, and rely on a huge amount of foreign doctors (Commonwealth countries and India in particular) and NHS budgets are being cut. The idea that the NHS and other public bodies will be fined for not hiring Welsh speaking staff is utterly ridiculous and will be a huge burden on the public sector.
But the Welsh Government will blame this on the Tories, blaming it on budget cuts made in Westminster.
And the stupid fucking Welsh don't get this and will vote them back in.
And I'm a Welsh Labour voter.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/25/2012|
But do you have a big thick cock, r37?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/25/2012|
The whole world is nothing but hillbillies, OP. The only way it wouldn't be is if everyone but me got wiped out.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/25/2012|
[quote] I don't equate Appalachia with hillbillies. Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana and Southern Missouri are infested with some of the most backward people I've ever met. To me, those are true hillbillies, especially the men.
I went to school at IU in Bloomington a (from CA originally) and I was shocked that there were so many "hillbillies." I assumed that they were furhter south. I found out that there was a large Appalachian migration which placed them in the areas you mention. Some went further north or west for jobs in industry and even formed their own little communities. Chicago had an area that was quite Appalachian around Lawrence and Wilson Avenues and Broadway.
Appalachians largely come from Scottish/Irish stock. Their clannishness and the so called "culture of honor" in the South and Appalachia has been attributed to their ethnic heritage.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/26/2012|
The Irish are Poles of the UK. Irish jokes in England are like Polish jokes in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/26/2012|
I suck my sheep dry every fortnight!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/26/2012|
I think Wales looks very pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/26/2012|
I'm a midget that lives in an asshole!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/26/2012|
Welsh accents on expats are so sexy. I knew a family from Wales growing up and while they were unintelligible at first, their accents lightened up and just became rich and gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/26/2012|
I liked Ruby, the Welsh scullery maid on the original UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS.
There was a sublime moment where she passed dismissive judgment on two men who called at the service entrance downstairs. To the astonishment of her English and Scottish co-workers, Ruby laid the men low with the contemptuous air of a seasoned Londoner as she declared, "they're Welsh!"
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/26/2012|
r47 is just angry that they're black and has it in for all Americans.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/26/2012|
[quote] That makes Wales the Beverly Hills of the UK in my estimation.
So The Welsh are like the Beverly Hillbillies?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/26/2012|
I had a date with a Welsh girl once, she shows up stinking to high heaven, unbelievable b.o. how the hell no one from her house to the restaurant cared enough to tell her... I pretended to get an important call, then said I had an emergency and had to leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/26/2012|
They are right to vote Labour. What the hell, we have English freepers here!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/26/2012|
The English speak poorly of the Welsh? That's pretty rich given that their queen is a direct descendant of the Welsh king of England, Henry VII (via his daughter Margaret and the Stuart successiong; not via his son Henry VIII).
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/26/2012|
R55, one ancestor, hundreds of years ago? Pah-leez.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/27/2012|
Henry VII's being Welsh on his father's side is an oddball fact in keeping with his not being a legitimate heir to the throne on his mother's side, even though he was the last of his line. His mother was a Beaufort, the originally bastard branch of the House of Lancaster who were made legitimate in all but royal rights.
Henry's children had a more legitimate claim to the throne through their mother, Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, than they did through the king.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/27/2012|
Who the fuck cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/27/2012|
"I RIMMED JOHN WAYNE GACY"
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/27/2012|
"they're" black, r51? Oh dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/28/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/06/2012|