Tuesday, April 24, 2007

In which the Welsh language is treated with respect

I have no wish to diss the language of Wales. Hell, on St David's day, I'm the first to shout Iechyd Da, while enjoying a pint of Leek and Daffodil wine. Nevertheless, while flicking through the 10,000 channels Sky beam down, I noticed that S4C[1] had the following program on:

Y Clwb Rygbi

When I succumbed to my curiosity, I was unsurprised to find that it was showing a Rugby Union match between Sgarlets[2] and Gweilch[3].

[1] THE Welsh language channel.
[2] Also known as the Llanelli Scarlets.
[3] Also known as the Ospreys. You won't believe what the spellchecker gave me for that word.