Monday, 3 December 2012

More Gays In The Village?

Yesterday was such a bloody awful shift that I couldn't quite wait getting out with the dogs into a blustery , damp and cold morning to blow the cobwebs away.
I walked up trough the village and up over the side of the Gop, then returned down High Street.
Many of the houses at the top of the hill have similar Welsh names. Pen-y-Bryn, Tan-y Bryn..they all mean roughly the same thing...ie. "Top of the Hill!", so it was with some minor interest that I spied two "ambling" types who had stopped halfway up the hill to point at the side of one of the bungalows perched on the incline.
As I passed I heard one of the women saying to the other
 "Perhaps....... it's a gay household!"
intrigued, I had to stop (pretending that the dogs were having a quick pee) to see what they were referring to...and after a minute or so scratching my head., I worked it all out with a smile

The non Welsh speaking woman had read the plaque on the side of the house
It said
Tan
Y
Craig
In an impressive Gothic script
So the Woman could almost be forgiven for mistaking the sign as reading

IAN
&
CRAIG

Tan-y-Craig more or less means "On the Rock" in Welsh ( another version of Top of the Hill!)
I kind of prefer, Ian & Craig...whoever they are!

30 comments:

  1. :-)) There can be only two gays in the village...although some of their animals are on the rocks...

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  2. Is there an 'On the Rocks', or even an 'Over the Hill'?

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  3. A smile bringing post to start my morning off. I have often overheard the funniest things when I wasn't supposed to, a classic from my dentist when he thought I had left the building. This after I had had a difficult time with a tooth extraction. "Well, she was a tough old bird!"

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  4. It's not the Highlands. There can be more than one.
    Perhaps the ladies were of the lesbian sort themselves and looking for the gay scene in town.

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  5. Ha! I would rather be over the rock then over the hill any day, and hear, hear to Ian and Craig!

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  6. Ah well....maybe next time.

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  7. Gotta love how our brains try to make things make sense!

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  8. Welcome to Ian and Craig....save those names for the next fur and feather kids...that'll get em going! Ah, and post the names where they can be seen....I love it!

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  9. genius!... love a mistaken identity... and god forbid there should be any more gays on your turf!

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  10. So sweet....fancy a sign for your place now John?

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  11. I wonder if the village could stand another couple?

    Gill

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    1. No Gill!
      no compotition please!

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  12. Ah. I love the idea of an Ian and Craig!

    I am 'one of those'. I have the fundamental belief that sometimes... You've just got to give 'em somethin' to talk about.

    Nitty Gritty Momma

    P.S. Sorry about the crap day.

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    1. thanks chuck
      I have been having a better one today
      lots of jobs!

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  13. I know someone named Tanya and her nickname is "Tan" so i would have thought it as Tan(ya) and Craig.

    On this side of the Pond, "rocks" can be a slang term for scrotum (e.g., "he got his rocks off" means "he got laid"), so "on the rock" could be seen any number of ways. Ahem.

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  14. A fatal misunderstanding. Now every time you go past the bungalow you'll be peeking in the windows looking for Ian and Craig. And the occupants will be thinking "Who's that nosy bastard?"

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  15. It's funny you should be talking about house names today.

    I've recently had the horrible job of having to clear through some of my parents old stuff. On my desk currently is a tiny and ancient little green book "Welsh Place & House Names". It lists names, pronunciation and meaning.

    Trelawnyd isn't in it, presumably too small a village.

    Prestatyn and Rhyl, however, are. The translation for the latter is said to be "A Cleft in The Rocks".

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  16. The short sighted peer to see and make sense of the blurred images. Chy means house on Cornish so similar to Welsh all Celts together.

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  17. It's always good to start the day with a smile.

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  18. "On The Rock"? Are you sure? I thought this was something that long-term Alcatraz prisoners said about their incarceration.

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  19. Impossible. You are the ONLY gays in the village.

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  20. Ian & Craig rock on. Loved this post, brilliant!!

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  21. Would there be room in town for two gay households?

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    1. jim!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I am the one and ONLY!

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    2. Yes, you wonderful man...you ARE! Weeeee! xoxoxo

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  22. Haha. Sounds like the kind of mistake I would make. ;o)

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  23. I hope that Ian and Craig are comfortable on top of the rock.

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  24. That's intresting, the area I live in in Shropshire is called The Rock, I may just start using Tan-y-Craig to impress the postman ! My son is called Craig.

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