You Know You’re From The Valleys When......You know at least 10 "Dai's"
You have to explain what "togs" are and more importantly what "daps" are
You've suddenly realised that you are 10p short for the Severn bridge
"Fi'n hoffi coffi" does not mean fluency in Welsh
You've bumped into someone you know on your holidays in the Costa del sol
Conversations with Indian call centre workers do not end well
You support any team that plays against England
You know at least one person who claims they were in school with either Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Ioan Gryffudd or Catherine Zeta-Jones
You wince when you see a Welsh person making a plonker of themselves on TV and they usually have the strongest Welsh accent ever
That coat is indeed my jacket
You raise a small cheer when you see the "Croeso i Gymru" on the M4 or Welcome to Wales – as you come down the hill from Ross into Monmouth.
You're a fluent Welsh speaker but turn the pamphlet/leaflet over and read the English version
You last name is one of the following: Williams, Bevan, Llewellyn, Morgan, Rees, Powell, Howell, Davies, Lewis, Thomas, Jones, Griffiths, Morris, Evans, James, Roberts, Jenkins or Owen
When you go abroad you have to explain to people where Wales is... and that it is not a part of England
You can name all the celebrities that have any connection to Wales
Hugh Pugh, Max Boyce and Derek the Weatherman are all TV personalities you recognize
You know who exactly Aneurin Bevan is and what exactly he is famous for
A village/town 3 miles away is described locally as being just around the corner or just down the road
You don't know the surnames of any of you friends, you refer to them instead as Dai the Milk, Will the shop, Ron Top Road, or Mark Ty-Draw
You remember watching Ivor the Engine, Will Quack Quack, Sam Tan and Super Ted
A butty is your mate not a sandwich
The word "Never" is used on a daily basis and everything "does my head in"
You've used the phrase "I'll be there now in a minute" on several occasions
Proper, Cwtch, Tidy, Potch, Dap, and Courting are daily used phrases
YCH A FI!
roots2life 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 Mar 11, 2012