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Justayellowbadge

35,688 posts

144 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Changedmyname said:
Mine is ok ATM.
Filth.

Changedmyname

12,381 posts

83 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Justayellowbadge said:
Changedmyname said:
Mine is ok ATM.
Filth.
How the hell do you know my missus?
Well if you don't,you are right.

HD Adam

3,280 posts

86 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Justayellowbadge said:
Filth.

MagicalSeaOtter

71 posts

88 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Grew up in Newport. It's got the outside reputation of being a bit of a st tip, rough etc but in all my time there I never really had any trouble. The nightlife is acceptable at best so you may wish to venture further down the M4 to Cardiff or Swansea for a proper night out. Personally I find Welsh women to be far more friendly than those of an Essex descent.

The people are mostly friendly, there are a few large council estate areas that you may wish to avoid (Pillgwenlly, Ringland, Duffryn) as the percentage of occupants who are genuine mouth breathers gets quite high.

The accent in newport isn't strong, it's more a neutral english with a hint of Welsh and a dashing of chav (youtube 'The Milk - Ross Kemp on Gangs' for an idea, also displays the excellent Welsh humour). It's mostly the phrases that are genuinely welsh (previously mentioned) and may confuse. People love a bit of light hearted banter and most adopt the 'We shag them, you eat them' attitude when presented with a bit of England on Welsh sterotype.

Overall not the best place ever but certainly an accomodating place to most.


Caulkhead

4,938 posts

59 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Tell your boss Newport isn't really Wales, it's more of a suburb of Bristol really, that should cheer him up.

On the upside you're now in commuting distance of 'valley girls' - the cheapest night out and guaranteed shag you'll ever have, assuming you survive it! biggrin

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Mikeyplum

1,249 posts

71 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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I'm from the Valleys (butt), and the Newport accent consists of every sentence being ended with 'n all.

And the following translations:

Pined - Pound
Rinedabite - Roundabout
Clarte/Sparrr - Mate (i.e. A'ryyyeee Sparrrr/claaaaaarte = Alright Mate)

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HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

50 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Safe as fk, clart.



You knows it.

YeahYeahWhatever

649 posts

108 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Cock Womble 7 said:
Oh, and whatever you do, don't marry a Welsh woman.

There's a reason their national symbol is a dragon you know...
This - from experience frown

R1 Indy

Original Poster:

2,160 posts

85 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Well i ended up starting today, and all went well.

My only problem was, i got a monumental bking from the ladies for leaving the toilet seat up?? hehe

davemac250

4,435 posts

107 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Remove it.

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

127 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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R1 Indy said:
Well i ended up starting today, and all went well.

My only problem was, i got a monumental bking from the ladies for leaving the toilet seat up?? hehe
Does it have a lid?

If so, make a point of lowering the seat AND lid. Then see if they complain, despite the fact it's just the same effort to raise the lid as lower the seat.

Funk

17,227 posts

111 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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B Huey said:
I went to Wales once. I've not been back.
Couldn't get the hang of their birthdays?

DrTre

12,905 posts

134 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Famous Graham said:
Does it have a lid?

If so, make a point of lowering the seat AND lid. Then see if they complain, despite the fact it's just the same effort to raise the lid as lower the seat.
Of course, one should do that anyway to prevent the toilet aerosol effect.

TinyCappo

2,106 posts

55 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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hornetrider said:
TinyCappo said:
know an awesome indian near to newport
Mango House in Magor?
Thats the one!!!!

Naan Bread the size of Binlids!

Puggit

35,321 posts

150 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Caulkhead said:
Tell your boss Newport isn't really Wales, it's more of a suburb of Bristol really, that should cheer him up.
Certainly in Carmarthenshire, where my family are from, Newport is honestly not considered as part of Cymru...

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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I can't believe no-one has posted "Newport State Of Mind" yet.

(No swearies.)

43034

2,518 posts

70 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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TinyCappo said:
Thats the one!!!!

Naan Bread the size of Binlids!
I work in the pub just opposite the Mango. Their Prawn Tikka Massala is amazing!

hornetrider

56,876 posts

107 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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43034 said:
I work in the pub just opposite the Mango. Their Prawn Tikka Massala is amazing!
Hello neighbour hehe

Do like those naans hung from a great big hook. Tidy mun.

P-Jay

7,412 posts

93 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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Not have the chance to try the Mango House in Magor, but the one if Cardiff is lovely.

Magor, now that's the place for an ex-pat English guy to reside, it's like little Bristol.

New POD

3,851 posts

52 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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DrTre said:
Famous Graham said:
Does it have a lid?

If so, make a point of lowering the seat AND lid. Then see if they complain, despite the fact it's just the same effort to raise the lid as lower the seat.
Of course, one should do that anyway to prevent the toilet aerosol effect.
OCD ?