Person complains about Carmarthen sounding like Caernarfon, and arrives at the wrong place

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by editor, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    LOL

     
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  2. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    If you use the Welsh versions there's no confusion.

    Indeed, if you pronounce the English versions half-properly there's no confusion.

    It'd be like getting Luton and London mixed up.
     
  3. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Such self awareness he doesn't seem to have worked out who the real idiot in this story is.
     
  4. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    There is also the small matter of Caernarfon not having a train station. :hmm:
     
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    The poor dear must be greatly baffled by the profusion of high streets throughout the land
     
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  6. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    This nob is like the "TV doctor" turned brextard MEP who complained about his place of work being in the location of his place of work. Tests both!
     
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  7. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


    Yes it does.
     
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  8. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

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  9. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

    i do hope he never tries to go to newport or newcastle
     
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Or Whitchurch.
     
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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Not to mention Leeds Kent and Leeds Yorkshire and Bangor Wales and Bangor Northern Ireland
     
  12. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  15. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    How did she not realize that she was leaving London?
    Or how did she not know the club she was going to see is in London?
    Or was she too glued to a screen Instagraming and not look up to notice what was happening?
     
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  16. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Or Southend-on-Sea and Southend on the Mull of Kintyre.

    Or Lewis and Lewes.
     
  17. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

    or southend village (watch out for geese crossing the road)
     
  18. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    My brother, in Central Station in Glasgow, once encountered a Japanese guy who was confusing the hell out of the ticket office because nobody could work out if he wanted to go to Galloway or Galway. His explanation that the place he wanted was near the "Wall of Joy" wasn't really helping. *Sort of* entertaining for those queuing behind him but not much, I imagine.

    This Wall of Joy, I think, featured in some graphic novel or a film or I-have-no-idea-what-and-neither-did-anyone-else. So brother dragged him off to tourist office who were also mystified and said he might as well stay in Glasgow that night and start the quest again in the morning, then to a pub, then to a youth hostel, where he was quickly adopted by a bunch of merry Australians heading out for the evening. I hope he had a good evening altogether but I do wonder what this mysterious Wall of Joy was.
     
  19. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    I just want to say that I have "liked" every post in this thread.

    That is all. Goodnight.
     
  20. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    How dare they have more than 5 place names in this little backwards corner of England?

    :D
     
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  21. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

    One of my former colleagues at a bus company in the potteries area told me that (as a driver) he did the Derby to Longton (south east corner of stoke-on-trent) route among others. Unfortunately, one evening he got a passenger from Derby on the last bus of the day who it turned out had wanted Long Eaton, a few miles in the opposite direction from Derby...
     
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  22. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I would love that damn idiot in the OP to get all confused between Falkland and the Falklands/Malvinas.
     
  23. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    The number of people we get at Edgeware Station when they wanted Edgware Road Station.

    It's close though yeah?
    Nope.
     
  24. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    We used to live in Bethlehem, but in Dyfed. We even had a stable. Nobody was fooled for a moment.
     
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  25. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    On holiday in Weymouth one year, an Irish guy with wife and 5 kids, asked us if we knew where the holiday park he had booked was, in Great Yarmouth.
     
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  26. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    I was once disappointed not to find a beach in Clapton.
     
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  27. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    true story: i know somebody who moved from Rainham (Essex) to Rainham (Kent).
     
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  28. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    I've been to Carmarthen a couple of times - Nice place.
    As for moaning about place names being similar - Check properly before you travel - Job done
     
  29. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    'Person checks name of place properly and arrives at desired destination without further complications.'
     
  30. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    "Man wants to go Brighton, books correct train to correct Brighton - you won't BELIEVE what happens next"
     

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