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

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

  1. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    He fell asleep and ended up in Carmarthen?
  2. tim

    tim Well-Known Member


    Apparently, even old New York was once new Amsterdam. Why they changed it I can't say. People just liked it better that way!

    It's in also worth remembering that Ashford in Surrey is different fron Ashford in Kent, but the same as Ashford in Middlesex

    As for Abbey Road

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
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  3. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    It might be 2ft gauge, however, it connects to Porthmadog (or Minffordd) for the Cambrian Coast route, that is 25 miles.

    TiG - WHR Garrett-87
    par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity

    That loco is around 10 feet in height and weighs around 60 tons ... no way is that a toy.
    The train is corridor connected carriagesso it is possible to walk along it and there is an at-seat buffet service.
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  4. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Could you go from Dakar to Dhaka on a double-decker?
  5. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    Many years ago, before SatNavs, I'd been to Chertsey and had planned my drive home via Cobham, Leatherhead then onto the M25. After what seemed like ages, I still hadn't arrived at Cobham even though I'd been following the signs.

    Who knew there was a place called Chobham and I'd been alternately following signs to Chobham and then Cobham and then Chobham again! :facepalm:
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  6. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    It is said that more than once in Bilbao people have told the local police that they can't find their car, parked in a very long street called Calle Kalea:

    Need I explain?
  7. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    I bet this has been on Urban before:

    The Welsh says: "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated"

    Some hapless Swansea employee sent the English off for translation and got this automated email reply.

    Swyddfa is one of the Welsh words that people know, you'd think

  8. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I won money last night because some fule didn't believe me that the Women's Euro's were being played at Bramall Lane and New York in 2021.
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  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I always think there should be some kind of race from Shetland to Orkney to commemorate their best shared town name.

    Twatt to Twatt just has a certain ring to it.
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  10. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    As I used to live in North Shields...

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  11. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

  12. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Some supporters famously once turned up for a cup game at Forest Green in Surrey instead of our little Cotswold hamlet.
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  13. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Knocking editor 's "New York" photography into a cocked hat:

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  14. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    One of side of my family came from there - and its French originator is buried in the old churchyard.
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