Welsh Humor

Feb 23, 2014 by

 Welsh humor pokes fun at  its own customs and sayings. Whether the target is rugby, the Welsh language and people, or Wales’ English neighbors, it’s all in good fun.

So, go on, then–be Welsh and laugh now in a minute!

Welsh humor

In Wales, rugby is the national pastime, and no opponent is more vilified than the English national rugby team. There’s NO Welsh humor when it comes to beating the English.

 

Need a cwtch, dear?

Need a cwtch, dear?

Cwtch is a wonderful Welsh word that means a hug, a cuddle, and a warm, safe place, all rolled up into one.  It’s roughly pronounced coot-ch; rhymes with gooch or hooch. 

Even the language seems to have a sense of Welsh humor.

Here’s a short video with Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert  on stage, poking fun at his own homeland.

The national symbol of Wales is the red dragon, Y Ddraig Goch, a mighty beast that is not overly fond of yielding to cars. 

He’s not overly fond of Welsh humor, either.

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If you carefully [ pronunciation hint] search the internet, you’ll find that Caerphilly refers to a town in Wales, a medieval Welsh castle, and a hard, white Welsh cheese

  Caerphilly also makes for a tasty bit of Welsh humor.

Welsh Humor from Scribbler

Welsh Humor from Scribbler

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