Oldjohnw wrote:sure our resident Welshman is wondering why those jokes always miss out one of his countrymen. Seriously you don't get many Welsh in those nation jokes.
Yes, but a 'Wales' is still the most recognised international form of measurement of areas of land, as in 'twice/half the size of Wales'.
One place I used to work, I was on a very diverse team, but when I sat at a lunch table with another team one day, I was subjected to ignorant talk and jokes about Irish and Welsh people. I said something like, 'I guess now is not the time to say that my great-grandparents were Welsh?' They laughed, and I left, but I wasn't subjected to that kind of crap from them again. I expect they just carried on in their own little group when there wasn't anyone around to object, though.