Bilingual signs

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  1. Happy Hippy

    Happy Hippy Read Only Funster

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    In Wales it's quite common for public signs to be in both English and Welsh, indeed most of the Welsh words I know are from such signs, so for example I know that araf means slow, and ysgol means school. This particular sign though is bilingual in a differnt way that kind of appeals to me :Smile:
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    The doggy one was great, many thanks, but there's a serious point.

    I'll bet any money there is not one person in Wales who does not read English - no, remembering the first Prince of Wales, no literate person in Wales. The same in Scotland, and probably the same in Northern Ireland, though I can't speak from experience.

    How many billions have been wasted in producing every scrap of paper and every sign in two languages, and paid for by English taxpayers? And just to satisy the egos of a very few self-important people. I think that such signes should be funded solely from the council tax, or whatever it is called, levied on private housing. That would soon bring a stop to it.
     
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    But how would I learn Welsh if the signs were all in English? :Smile:
     
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    There is one sign in Wales that you will never see in Welsh. The one in bed and breakfasts that reads VACANCIES. :Laughing: VMax
     
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    How sad
     
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    Sorry about that Peter, but I'd rather spend my money on beer than have to hand it over for a pointless, unnecessary ego trip for politicians
     
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    Saw this poster on French aire (doesn't need any translation) :RollEyes:


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    Wales,and I presume Scotland,is allocated a certain amount of money every year under the Barnet formula.How the Assembly choose to spend that money is their affair. As an English person living in Wales I admire their dedication to keeping the Welsh language alive.

    Mike.
     
  10. frogijock

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    Britain is not the only country to do this double language signage it is also done in Spain in the Catalan region and the Basque region :Eeek:
     
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    As an Englishman living in Scotland I admire their resilience in not learning Gaelic despite millions being spent on promoting the langauge.
     

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