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The Welsh can laugh at themselves..

This was a real advert


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:D :D :D

Oh, and in the last few seconds of the clip, the announcer pronounces (I think) Llewellyn as "LLewelyn," which is the way I always (in my limited experience) have heard it pronounced by native speakers, so why is the name more often spelled "Llewellyn"?   :ermm:

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Llewellyn Spelling Variations

The  Welsh have an extremely large amount of  spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of  Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg.  Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Llewellyn have included Flewelling, Flewellen, Llewellen, Llewillan, Llewellyn, Alewellyin, Flewellyn, Flywillan, Fleuellan, Llewallin, Llewallyn, Flewellan, Flewellin, Llewellan, Lewellin, Lewellen, Lewillan, Lewellyn, Lywellen, Lywellin, Lewallin and many more.

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As a Welsh speaker,given the way it’s pronounced,i say the name should be written  ‘Llewelyn’.

Which it is on occasion.

But history has somehow ended up with the common spelling as ‘llewellyn’ which basically means it is being pronounced incorrectly!

Such is life,

I blame the English :D

So  i’m basically agreeing with you .

I need to go and research that advert because i have it in mind those guys were actual Welsh coal miners.

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Yes, they look genuine to me... and it would have taken an awful lot of effort to have actors play the parts, just for a 1-minute commercial. Unless perhaps these were clips taken from a full-length movie.

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Sir Furry, if you do that research on whether they are actually miners, do be sure to post it here for us!

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Hmmm...I was especially taken by the variations 'Flywillan,' also 'Flewelling' and also want to mention 'Alewellyin,' which surely should have that kitty-hiss inside it!

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Maybe the "Flew" variations are the way English speakers spelled it.   It's easier to say "Flew" than "Llew" if you aren't Welsh.   :)

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Tink i am just certain that is it! ...that the nearest we non-Welsh have to the kitty-hiss would be the 'f-f-f' sound...brilliant deduction! ;)

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I must do that research..and I did.

They were all former miners from the Newbridge area which is just up the road from Crumlin.

I had forgotten Pot Noodles were made in Crumlin.

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I loved this, SFA...and agree with everything you an O'Tink have already discussed on this topic! :angel:

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I had forgotten this..

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a Pot Noodle ad showing Welsh miners “digging” noodles out of the ground is not racist.

The ASA launched an investigation after receiving 81 complaints from consumers angered by the ad, which shows Pot Noodle being mined in South Wales.



Pot Noodle agency Mother says that the execution aimed to be humorous, because the concept of mining for noodles is absurd, and was not intended to be at the expense of miners or Welsh people.

Pot Noodle, owned by Unilever Foods UK, is produced at a factory in Crumlin, which employs ex-miners. Mother consulted them – and also the National Coal Mining Museum – during the making of the ad. The ads were meant to be funny, but the miners were also presented as hard working and courageous.

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I think some people have no sense of humour.

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OMG... 81 idiots complaining that the ad was "racist"... :ermm:

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So astonishing, SFA...racist or politically incorrect would never have occurred to me...it's just hilarious, and it would make me want to go out and try some pot noodles, too.

Do you know, have you eaten pot noodles, are they like ramen, which we buy here in the US?

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Yes, Virginia, Pot Noodles seem to be very similar to Ramen noodles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot_Noodle

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ty, Tink 8-)

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Never eaten them

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Probably for the best, if they are like Ramen noodles.  :D

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Well SFA, you know that now, to really work up this project with the proper thoroughness, you really must go out and buy some pot noodles, taste test them, and then file a report for us all here on SOLVED! ;)

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Yes..not going to though.

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