September 2007


“It was about ten past nine on a Tuesday morning. I was on my way to the shops and had to wait by the traffic lights to cross the road. I stood beside an elderly gentleman as a car bolted past at a startling pace.

“The elderly man quipped, “That’s a funny looking 30 miles an hour.” I just chuckled politely.

“As I descended the stairs into the shopping centre, I realised I should have added, “That’s an ‘Oh god, I’m late for work’ 30 miles an hour’”.”

Paul, Surrey

“My friend Laura and I both have partners who speak the beautiful tongue that is Welsh as a second language. We noticed that when they switch to Welsh they tend to shift their voice up a key and sound meek and super polite and we were lightly mocking them in their presence.

“A while after this conversation I realised that what I should have said was ‘They sound really sheepish’. I’m sure I would have been met with a male voice choir’s worth of laughter….”

AR, Cardiff