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Wow I did It!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:03 pm
by Johnjo
Hi I'll been phoning around for car insurance! Don't you just love that job?! Anyway this afternoon I tried a well know company that could have been started by Lord Nelson, readers in the UK will know which one I mean! Think Multicar!! Anyway! I was talking to a really friendly chap named Nathan who kept apologising for his very fast Welsh accent, I told him not to worry as I understood everything he said, and explained that we spend most weekends in Wales and I'm quite used to hearing Welsh accents, I even mentioned I had been trying to say a few words of Welsh! He said let me hear!!!! I said I'd rather not, anyway he convinced me to say " I'm trying to speak welsh " he laughed! I thought I've said it wrong! And apologised! He said No he wasn't laughing at me, but at the fact I had the accent spot on!! I have never spoken Welsh to a Welsh person before! He was amazed, I was made up all afternoon!! I have only ever done lesson one of the Northern Coarse and that was about 18 months ago! I'm really going to study a bit harder now!! I even bought the car insurance from him!! I'm still smiling this evening, Thanks, John. :lol: :wow:

Re: Wow I did It!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:09 pm
by DavidHT
That's brilliant!

I work in the motor insurance industry, and a number of insurers have offices all over Wales. Any chance I get I drop in a few words here and there, and people either laugh nervously and admit that they don't speak it, or react really warmly because they do.

Re: Wow I did It!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:10 pm
by essenbee
:llongyf: Wonderful first "wild" encounter John - speaking Welsh on the phone can be quite scary! :smile:

Stu