Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh

Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh
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Publisher : Xenophobe's Guides
Total Pages : 0
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ISBN-10 : 1906042519
ISBN-13 : 9781906042516
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Book Synopsis Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh by : John Winterson Richards

Download or read book Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh written by John Winterson Richards and published by Xenophobe's Guides. This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welsh willfulnessThe Welsh are stubborn--very, very stubborn. The Welsh themselves would probably rather say "tenacious," but to anyone on the receiving end a better description might well be "bloody-minded." Proud and proud of itWelsh pride is real pride--the sort of mindless, instinctive, animal pride that requires no justification or excuse. It is simply pride for the sake of pride. Such pride is the only thing one has left when one has been stripped of everything else. It's not unusual to be . . . an actorGiven the propensity of Welsh people of all types to overact at every given opportunity, it is not surprising that those who manage to tone it down a bit have gone on to world fame as actors (or politicians, who are, after all, only an inferior species of actors). Warriors at heartThe Welsh are extremely proficient at rugby. They enjoy it and they take it seriously. This is because rugby--with its physical aggression, tactics, disciplined use of brute force, and organized violence--is the closest thing modern day life can offer to Wales' traditional national sport: war.

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