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Name a famous Welshman




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25Ok, the famous Welshman is.....
21I can't think of one
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msgman
posted 1-Dec-2001 11:50am  
Neil Kinnock
Anthony Hopkins
Ryan Giggs
Tom Jones
happyme
posted 1-Dec-2001 12:25pm  
I can't think of any. Welsh means Norwegian?
Biggles Survey Qualifier
posted 1-Dec-2001 1:02pm  
Tom Jones, Jonathan Edwards. I'd name more but I'm really tired after stalking msgman (!! * wink * ) and I can't think straight.....
Biggles Survey Qualifier
(reply to happyme) posted 1-Dec-2001 1:03pm  
Welsh means from Wales......
Jemmy
posted 1-Dec-2001 1:08pm  
Can't think of one.
jkiehart
posted 1-Dec-2001 1:16pm  
Sean Connery.
Ewan McGregor.
msgman
(reply to jkiehart) posted 1-Dec-2001 1:35pm  
Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor are Scottish!
jkiehart
(reply to msgman) posted 1-Dec-2001 1:45pm  
...I'm guessing that's different than Welsh?
Oh come on, you're being silly, right?
anonymous
posted 1-Dec-2001 1:52pm  
Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Cerys Matthews, The Stereophonics (maybe not all of them, though), Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones.
anonymous
(reply to jkiehart) posted 1-Dec-2001 1:54pm  
Of course it's different.
msgman
(reply to jkiehart) posted 1-Dec-2001 1:58pm  
Scottish means from Scotland. Welsh means from Wales. Calling a Scotsman Welsh is like saying a New Yorker is Texan.
juliw
posted 1-Dec-2001 2:41pm  
Tom Jones
Zang
posted 1-Dec-2001 2:55pm  
I can think of five who are about equally famous. It depends on what sort of crowd you hang with. Pop star Tom Jones, Poet Dylan Thomas, Revolutionary Oliver Cromwell, and film stars Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins.

Incidentally, the first thing I thought of was not so famous but very influential Cardiff band the Young Marble Giants.
Oscar
posted 1-Dec-2001 3:17pm  
Patrick Henry?
msgman
(reply to Zang) posted 1-Dec-2001 3:36pm  
Oliver Cromwell wasn't Welsh! He was born in England, and lived for a time in my home town. His family were of Welsh origin, but Olly himself was English by birth and upbringing.
Biggles Survey Qualifier
posted 1-Dec-2001 3:51pm  
Catatonia - well the male members. Kelly Jones. I really should know more than that!!!
happyme
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Dec-2001 4:09pm  
Oooohhh. I did not know that.
mandy
posted 1-Dec-2001 4:42pm  
My father was born in Wales and he was a famous rider on The Wall of Death in Southend -On -Sea, Essex, England in the early 60's. He rode as part of Tornado Smith's show.
HareKrishna
(reply to hitler) posted 1-Dec-2001 4:57pm  
Why are you called Hitler?
anoddoblivion
posted 1-Dec-2001 6:54pm  
I don't even know what country Welsh is in. Or if it is a country, were it's located. Near Scotland? William Wallace? He was Scottish, or maybe Irish? I don't know. No clue.
darkshadowsseeker
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 1-Dec-2001 7:24pm  
Welsh people are from Wales. William Wallace was a Scot.
darkshadowsseeker
posted 1-Dec-2001 7:26pm  
The only one I can come up with off the top of my head is Tom Jones.
anoddoblivion
(reply to darkshadowsseeker) posted 1-Dec-2001 7:29pm  
Thx. Wales is in south England (AKA Great Britain, right?), am I right?
cody
posted 1-Dec-2001 7:37pm  
Can't say that I could.
darkshadowsseeker
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 1-Dec-2001 7:37pm  
Correctomundo!
jkiehart
(reply to msgman) posted 1-Dec-2001 10:28pm  
Hmm.
Well this changes everything.
msgman
(reply to jkiehart) posted 2-Dec-2001 2:40am  
Everything?
msgman
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 2-Dec-2001 2:58am  
Wales is one of the four countries which make up the United Kingdom, and one of the three countries on the island of Great Britain.

Confused? You should be  * smile * Let me explain a bit further....

Britain is a geographical entity consisting of an island off the north-east coast of mainland Europe. Specifically, the British Isles are all the islands in the archipelago, and Great Britain is the name of the largest single island.

England is a political entity, consisting of a country wholly contained within the island of Great Britain (plus a few small and pretty insignificant offshore islands). Wales and Scotland are separate political entities to England, also contained within the island of Great Britain (although Scotland has a lot of small offshore islands as well).

The United Kingdom is a political entity, consisting of a federal state that currently comprises the kingdoms of England and Scotland, the principality of Wales and the territory of Northern Ireland. The entire geographical territory of Great Britain is part of the United Kingdom, but the United Kingdom also contains territory on the island of Ireland (and several small islands, including a few that are not part of the British Isles).

A couple of maps can be seen at these links:
http://www.uk-map-of-england.co.uk/format/index.cfm
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html

In a sense, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can be considered to be the equivalent of states in the USA. But it's more complex than that, partly because England, Scotland and Wales were once independent countries, and the four constituent parts of the UK don't all have equal status (unlike the US, where all the states are considered equal).
jkiehart
(reply to msgman) posted 2-Dec-2001 3:20am  
Everything!
*sobs*
I-- I didn't know...
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
posted 2-Dec-2001 6:05am  
tom jones
Cain
posted 2-Dec-2001 10:40am  
Tom Jones
lerojist
posted 2-Dec-2001 12:26pm  
Sean Connery? He is Scotch, and Welsh I believe. Whatever, he is a classy man. Richard Burton?
daver
posted 2-Dec-2001 1:13pm  
T.E. Lawrence.
anoddoblivion
(reply to msgman) posted 2-Dec-2001 3:17pm  
Thx. Knowledge is awesome.
everglow
posted 2-Dec-2001 8:27pm  
i don't even know what a fudging welshman is. did he invented welsh's juice
jjg
posted 2-Dec-2001 9:46pm  
Tom Jones
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
posted 3-Dec-2001 12:57am  
Um...Prince Charles? Since he's the Prince of Wales, I assume he is Welsh, but I really don't know for sure. I don't get how all that Royal Family stuff works.
natsim
posted 3-Dec-2001 1:23am  
Tom Jones!
Wicksy Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 3-Dec-2001 4:31am  
Tom Jones  * smile *

It's not unusual.........
hitler
(reply to HareKrishna) posted 3-Dec-2001 4:41am  
Just thought of it out of the blue. Is there a problem?
cpierson
posted 3-Dec-2001 10:00am  
Terry Jones.
God
posted 3-Dec-2001 10:20am  
Tom Jones
juliw
(reply to everglow) posted 3-Dec-2001 10:59am  
A Welshman is someone from Wales, which is a country in Europe.
The juice you are making reference to is Welch's.
cheyer
posted 3-Dec-2001 11:10am  
If I'm not mistaken, I believe PGA golfer Ian Woosnan is from Wales.
Wicksy Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to cheyer) posted 3-Dec-2001 12:03pm  
Correct  * smile *
icurok
posted 3-Dec-2001 12:26pm  
Tom Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton.. take your pick. Of course there was this guy called Neil Kinnock but all he's famous for is losing two general elections and falling over on Blackpool beach.
Biggles Survey Qualifier
posted 3-Dec-2001 12:56pm  
Aaaaargh! I thought of someone else when I was sat in Politics today but I CAN'T REMEMBER WHO!!!! AAAAAARGH!  * raspberry *

But what about mullet-man? He was from Rhyl - that sounds either Welsh or Scottish.
kaleb777
posted 3-Dec-2001 2:47pm  
Tom Jones? Harry Secombe?
HareKrishna
(reply to hitler) posted 3-Dec-2001 7:58pm  
No.
Miaow
posted 3-Dec-2001 9:18pm  
Dylan Thomas
Miaow
(reply to darkshadowsseeker) posted 3-Dec-2001 9:27pm  
Wales is not in England. It is a country. It sits on the western side of Great Britain, next to England.
everglow
posted 3-Dec-2001 10:05pm  
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh i though a welchman was cool and refreshing. i guess their actually losers and non refreshing
Wicksy Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to icurok) posted 4-Dec-2001 4:40am  
Actually, I think Anthony Hopkins is officially American now  * poker face *
hitler
(reply to HareKrishna) posted 4-Dec-2001 4:48am  
cool  * smile *
Dino
posted 4-Dec-2001 7:53am  
Anthony Hopkins.
....and surveycentral user Dino
darkshadowsseeker
(reply to Miaow) posted 4-Dec-2001 1:12pm  
Sorry.
Biggles Survey Qualifier
posted 4-Dec-2001 2:29pm  
I was right about mullet-man!!! Mullet-man is Welsh!!  * smile *
HareKrishna
(reply to hitler) posted 4-Dec-2001 8:05pm  
Where are you?
Cleo
posted 5-Dec-2001 4:40am  
"what's new pussy cat" As I sling shot my panties up to the stage.

I just scrolled back,& saw that the word I typed for putty cat but with a double ss had automaticly been sensored.Is the P kitty word not cool here?How weird.How 'bout putty cat?
Dino
(reply to Cleo) posted 5-Dec-2001 9:45am  
Change you censorship on Customize. It came out alright for me.
Miaow
(reply to darkshadowsseeker) posted 5-Dec-2001 12:14pm  
 * wink *
Wookiewoman
posted 5-Dec-2001 6:23pm  
Can't think of one. In fact what's a Welshman?
anonymous
posted 5-Dec-2001 8:59pm  
Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief. Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef!
Dino
(reply to Wookiewoman) posted 6-Dec-2001 5:58am  
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapshells/europe/wales/wales.htm
Its a man who comes from this place.
I originally come from a place near Wrexham in the North West of Wales.
autumnlight
posted 6-Dec-2001 8:51am  
Ryan Giggs!
autumnlight
posted 6-Dec-2001 8:56am  
Oh my God. I cant believe that so many people don't know what a welshman is!!

Has anyone ever been to Anglesey? I used to live there when I was very young so I learnt welsh and english simultaneously at a young age.!!I used to be able to speak welsh fluently, but I've forgotten most of it now. Did you know that the welsh word for the no 5 is pump (pronounced pimp!)?
Biggles Survey Qualifier
(reply to autumnlight) posted 6-Dec-2001 10:21am  
I went to Anglesey once - it rained.  * smile *
autumnlight
(reply to Biggles) posted 6-Dec-2001 10:46am  
It always rained. I think that's why we moved!
Wookiewoman
(reply to Dino) posted 6-Dec-2001 5:25pm  
Cool, thanks for the info.
hitler
(reply to HareKrishna) posted 7-Dec-2001 4:01am  
Wales. You?
HareKrishna
(reply to hitler) posted 7-Dec-2001 8:44pm  
Sydney Australia

http://www.smh.com.au/
skylark Happy Birthday to Me
posted 8-Dec-2001 8:09am  
Tom Jones, the (old) tiger of Wales.
JoeSchmoe2003
posted 9-Dec-2001 4:02pm  
I checked other, cause I know a famous Welshwoman by the name of Bonnie Tyler, who topped the charts in 1983 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart." That song was written and produced by Jim Steinman, who is most famous for writing and producing Meat Loaf's "Bat out of Hell" album.
wooda
posted 10-Dec-2001 3:44pm  
dye jones
MissThing
posted 16-Dec-2001 4:00pm  
Doug Llewellyn, from "The People's Court." Is that still on?
Kait
posted 20-Dec-2001 12:37pm  
My Dad!
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