Want to write an article like this?

Try it!

15 Things Only Welsh People Studying in England Will Understand

As a Welsh student studying in England, there are some things that only you can understand.

1. Your flatmates can’t differentiate between your pronunciation of ‘year’, ‘here’ and ‘ear’.

whatwhatwhat

via giphy.com

2. And you are relentlessly mocked for your pronunciation of words such as ‘tooth’ and ‘saucepan’.

via moviepilot.com

via moviepilot.com

3. The crippling sense of shame if you have to admit you can’t actually speak Welsh.

via pinterest.com

via pinterest.com

4. Or the dread of being asked to teach everyone how to speak it if you can.

headoverfeels.com

via headoverfeels.com

5. If you’re not from Cardiff or The Valleys, people generally have no idea where you’re from.

And they often assume that all the Pontys are the same place.

via bustle.com

via bustle.com

6. When people seriously misjudge the size of Wales and assume that you know all the Welsh people. Every single one of them.

“Do you know my mate John? He lives in Llanelli? You know, John Jones?”

via pandawhale.com

via pandawhale.com

7. You’ll never understand why everyone thinks public transport is unreliable in England. Compared to Wales, it’s almost too reliable.

Stop being so ungrateful.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

8. And you’ll also never get used to the weird looks people give you whenever you call the bus driver ‘Drive’.

via fanpop.com

via fanpop.com

9. Having to pay a small fortune on the Severn Bridge whenever you want to go back home.

smithy

via tumblr.com

10. And wishing people would understand that when you refer to someone as ‘good boy’ or ‘good girl’ they definitely haven’t been good.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

11. Being able to pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ is your party trick and you’re secretly excited whenever someone asks you to say it.

boom

via giphy.com

12. Having to watch the rugby away from home and feeling like you need to tone down your Welsh pride. Not that you do, though.

via digitalspy.com

via digitalspy.com

13. Being told that your accent has gotten stronger after you’ve been home for a bit.

via catchquotes.com

via catchquotes.com

14. As well as whenever you run into another Welsh person at uni.

Let’s be lush together.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

15. And forever having zero tolerance for all the Welsh stereotypes you have to endure.

nessaoh

via tumblr.com