Talk about coincidence Gray D (post 08.08.)
There I was in a basic working class pub (but good resturant) in the blaenau twixt Rhymney and Tredegar this lunchtime.
In comes a 'Yuppie type', obviously well lost, trying to find his way back to the main road, and asked for directions to Cardiff.
"Well where in Kair-diff is you heading for?"
"WHERE ?" says the bar in chorus
"Splow, near Cardiff Bay"
"Oh! You mean Splott "
"We don't call it Splott - its Splow"
Instinct cut in, collectivelly directions were given. If the "Plastic E Type Englishman" followed them correctly he shoud be lost, somwhere near Fishgard.
Dew - The Yuppification of Splott, well words fail me !
Gareth ( And if ljc can post in dialect then I can
Glossary - Kair-diff = South Wales pronounciation of Cardiff. Dew = God. blaenau = hills and high ground, the back of beyond. Plastic E Type Englishman = see Max Boyce's tale of "Our Little Valley", or use yer iomagination. Fishgard = about as far west as you can get in Wales, before you start drinking Guiness !