If you ever speak to a Welsh person, you may find them saying things that don't make much sense or you will read their sayings as their literal meaning. Well this is your guide to "Wenglish"; English phrases used and created by Welsh city folk!
1. Not gonna lie to you
Used before someone states something.
"Not gonna lie to you, the bus is taking ages to come."
2. Not being funny
Used before someone says something opinionated or potentially offensive.
"Not being funny, but your mum is mad."
This word is used to describe something that is good.
"Your shoes are tidy."
"You've done a tidy job."
If someone is chopsy, they back chat a lot and are generally cheeky towards others. If someone is being chopsy, "chopsing" is used to describe what they're doing.
"I've never met someone so chopsy!"
An alternative of hello and it isn't a question, just a greeting.
6. Thanks, Drive
This is a common courtesy type of saying. Here in Wales, when leaving a bus, you always say "thanks, drive" to the driver, who has been nationally named, "drive".
If someone's tamping, it means they're really angry.
"She broke my phone, I'm proper tamping!"
8. Humming / buzzing / minging
For some reason, these words have become words to describe something that is disgusting/smelly.
"My socks are humming today!"
9. Ych a fi (This is Welsh, not English) Pronounced - uh-ka-vee
A Welsh term to show disgust. Similar to saying "that's gross". Its literal meaning is "yuck".
"Ych a fi! Your hands are filthy!"
10. Now in a minute
What Welsh people say when you ask them to do something. It means they'll do it after a few minutes or when they've finished doing what they're doing.
"Boss: Can you come clean this up?
Employee: Yeah, I'll be there now, in a minute."
Butt has two meanings; the meaning you're thinking of and the Welsh meaning for mate or friend.
"Oi butt, coming out?"
A cwtch is the Welsh version of a cuddle.
"Gimme a cwtch."
A mitcher is someone who skips work/school or other commitments.
"Adam is mitching, miss."
What Welsh people say to address their grandfather.
"How's your bamps?"
Ta is a shorter, more informal version of saying thanks. Often said on its own.
*Waiter passes them a cup of tea*
This word exaggerates what's being stated and/or is an alternative to "really".
"This queue is bare long."
There you have it! If you ever visit Wales, keep this guide in mind so you don't get confused and don't forget to thank the bus driver! :)