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Justayellowbadge

32,499 posts

122 months

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Changedmyname said:
Mine is ok ATM.
Filth.

Changedmyname

8,936 posts

61 months

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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

2,270 posts

64 months

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Justayellowbadge said:
Filth.

MagicalSeaOtter

70 posts

66 months

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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

37 months

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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

1,206 posts

49 months

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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

28 months

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Safe as fk, clart.



You knows it.

YeahYeahWhatever

637 posts

86 months

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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

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1,252 posts

63 months

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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

4,291 posts

85 months

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Remove it.

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

105 months

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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

14,402 posts

89 months

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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

12,428 posts

112 months

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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

1,790 posts

33 months

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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

32,068 posts

128 months

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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

110 months

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I can't believe no-one has posted "Newport State Of Mind" yet.

(No swearies.)

43034

2,042 posts

48 months

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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

45,844 posts

85 months

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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

5,833 posts

71 months

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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

30 months

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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 ?
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