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19 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Welsh Best Friend

Just make sure you're always fully stocked up on tea.

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1. They will never say no to a night out.

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The phrase "I think I’ll just stay for one drink, thanks" has never been uttered inside the Welsh borders.

2. Or to karaoke.

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Because all Welsh people can either sing, or they bloody well think they can.

3. They’ll drop random Welsh words into conversation.

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"Sorry for being sick in your bin tonight, Sarah. Nos da!"

4. Welsh friends never take themselves too seriously…

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We come from a place where Gavin & Stacey's Nessa is considered a cultural icon, so it's safe to say we can laugh at ourselves.

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5. … so they’ll never have a chip on their shoulder.

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But they will almost always have chips, especially at the end of a big night.

6. They can teach you how to do a magnificent Welsh accent.

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Instead of the Indian accent most people do when they’re pretending to be Welsh.

7. They can introduce you to all the wonders of Wales, like the countryside.

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Not just fields full of sheep, you see?

8. And, most importantly, the historical attractions.

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If you’ve never been to St Fagans, you haven’t lived.

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9. You’ll never feel greedy in their company.

You know how you feel bad when a friend orders a salad? That just won’t happen with a Welsh friend.
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You know how you feel bad when a friend orders a salad? That just won’t happen with a Welsh friend.

10. They’ll never fuck up a tea round.

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Welsh people know how important tea is, so you can trust them with this essential task.

11. They know how to ace a cosy night in

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Growing up in a place where it rains 80% of the time does that to you.

12. They will always have an umbrella to share.

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As above.

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13. Their taste in hats is always on point.

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Whatever team you support, watching a game of rugby is approximately 98% more exciting when you’re sat next to someone with a daffodil on their head.

14. Their mum will show you loads of embarrassing childhood photos.

"And this is what she used to wear to school sometimes…" etc
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"And this is what she used to wear to school sometimes…" etc

15. But they won’t care, because Welsh people aren’t easily shamed.

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When you decide to get up on stage in a busy bar and perform a "sexy" dance to "Don’t Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls, we’ll join you, not judge you.

16. Awkward silences will never be a thing.

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Although you may occasionally struggle to get a word in edgeways.

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17. A Welsh friend will never demand you meet them at a pretentious restaurant.

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Given that the local curry house was probably the most glamorous eatery we grew up with, scary restaurants are off the menu.

18. They can probably drive.

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They learnt straight away through necessity, because of inadequate public transport.

19. You will never, ever be bored in their company.

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But you might be hungover on a fairly regular basis.