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Welsh [Apr. 25th, 2003|02:07 pm]
Peter Sheil
Ymlaciwch gyda phaned o de a theisen yn un o ystafelloedd te yr Ymddiriedolaeth, neu beth am siopa am anrheg arbennig yn un o'n siopau unigryw?

Well indeed, why not? I'm sure you'd enjoy it if you did.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-04-25 07:02 am (UTC)
I have a memory of doing this, very enjoyable. :-D
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-25 07:16 am (UTC)
Do you understand Welsh then?

You are certainly someone I'd expect to enjoy both of those activities, although you'd probably want to go for a walk as well to counteract their effects.
:)
Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-04-25 08:33 am (UTC)

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Me? Understand Welsh? Nope, but I'd love to hear those words whispered in my ear sometime. :-) For all I know, you may have just told me in Welsh to take a flying leap...hee hee! Now I am curious as to the activity. Praytell...dear man...what does this mean?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-25 09:21 am (UTC)
when mysticprincess has had a go at translating it I'll reveal all ...
well all the meaning of the Welsh anyway :) For anything more than that
you'll have to see me off-line :)))
peter
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-04-25 11:00 am (UTC)

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:-D Patience is indeed a virtue. *tapping foot*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-25 02:23 pm (UTC)

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OK ... well don't tell her then. It actually says:-

Indulge yourself with a cream tea at a tearoom or why not shop for that special gift at one of our exclusive shops?

It is from a tourist booklet from the National Trust (an organisation that looks after old relics) and is encouraging us to partake of the delights of their establishments.

There, does that reduce your frustration? (and would you want a walk afterwards?)

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-04-25 02:56 pm (UTC)

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Sounds decadent to me and yes, I'd love a walk afterwards. Sublime Time. Frustration levels are now back to normal. :=D

Pronunciation: 'de-k&-d&nt also di-'kA-
Function: adjective
Etymology: back-formation from decadence
Date: 1837
3 : characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-25 03:57 pm (UTC)
... and there was me thinking decadent meant 10 bumps in my car ;)
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-04-25 05:33 pm (UTC)

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ha ha! Could be that too! Depends how deprived one is of DECADENCE. :)
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2003-04-28 02:43 pm (UTC)

I got the 2nd half right

Cream tea? What's cream tea? And "teisen" (or "theisen") is "cake" in my dictionary. And how come "Trust" (Ymddiriedolaeth) is in the middle of the slogan in Welsh and not in English?

Marketers. Harumph!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-29 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: I got the 2nd half right

:) Ahhh, there there
*and other soothing noises*

A cream tea consists of scones [I guess we may have trouble here - these scones are slightly heavier consistency than sponge cake, usually circularish, 1 to 2 inches deep and about 3-4 inches across and with currants or raisons ... well pieces of dried fruit anyway ... in them] jam [erm ... I guess that's jelly for you guys] cream [thick enough to spread NOT to pour] and a drink of your choice, traditionally tea. There are two diametrically opposed views on how to eat this. Some say you should put the jam on the scone and THEN add a layer of cream whilst others insist that the ceam must go on first to be followed by the jam. Personally I'm happy either way.

I guess the Ymddiriedolaeth is in there 'cos it is the National Trust that they are advertising.
*shrugs shoulders*
as you say, marketers.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2003-04-29 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: I got the 2nd half right

Ahhh! So "cream tea" is a type of cake. And you eat it while you drink your tea. Don't know why I didn't know that. It's perfectly obvious by the name. *rolls eyes*

Well, learn something new every day! :-) Not only did I learn something in Welsh, I learned something in English as well. *grin*

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-29 04:46 am (UTC)

Re: I got the 2nd half right

So "cream tea" is a type of cake.

Erm ... no ... the scone is the type of cake. The cream tea is the whole experience :) I should perhaps have said that you get the scones, jam and cream seperately and construct your prefered order of layers yourself. (I only realised that I hadn't mentioned that point when I was re-reading this trying to understand why you had the view you did - oh the joys of communication)

Come over and I promise to buy you and Bandit one.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2003-04-28 05:00 am (UTC)

Ack!!!

That's one L-O-N-G sentence!!! I do, however, recognize some of the words right off, but the rest I'm going to have to do a little research on. Too bad my boss requires that I occasionally do some work, otherwise I'd get started on it right now. I'll get back to this (and no I haven't cheated...yet).
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-04-28 05:29 am (UTC)

Re: Ack!!!

I actualy trust you not to cheat ... it is only yourself you'd be cheating. I gave you the warning to let you know that the answer was in the comments - that way you decide if / when you want to see the answer.

Heddwch
peter
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2003-04-28 02:36 pm (UTC)

I couldn't find "phaned" (or even "paned") in the dictionary (on-line or paper), so I'm stumped with that. And some of it doesn't make much sense, but it sounds like an advertisement to me. Something that you might find in a hotel/tourism brochure. My best guess is that it says something along the lines of:

Relax with [something] and cake in a trusty tearoom, or what about shopping for a special gift in one of our unique shops?

I don't understand what "trust" has to do with tearooms, but maybe it has something to do with the word I couldn't find.

Okay, I'm going to go cheat now.
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