It’s always nice to see people with a completely ignorant or false rhetoric get absolutely shut down. The unadulterated joy of being able to turn around and tell someone why the shit that they’re spouting is so ridiculously untrue is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest pleasures.
So, when welsh woman Elin Jones began speaking to her one-year-old daughter in Welsh and was promptly told to stop speaking “foreign muck” by a passing shopper, she was understandably pretty confused.
Just got asked by a lady in a shop why I don't speak English and not foreign muck to my baby.I was speaking Welsh. In Wales. #givemestrength
— Elin T Jones (@ElinTJones) September 9, 2017
Speaking to WalesOnline, Elin explains in her own words how it all went down.
“I think I was pretty calm about the situation, to be honest.
“I said to her ‘I think you are misunderstood – I am speaking Welsh to my children’.
“But she turned on her heels and walked away. She didn’t even try and justify what she had said.
“Wales and the UK is a multicultural country and I love that about it in general and we should be far more accepting.”
“Most people usually recognise that it’s Welsh, particularly when I’m in Wales.
“But maybe because I don’t sound Welsh when I am speaking it I have had comments from people saying ‘go back to your own country’, which is very funny because I am from Aberystwyth.”
So there ya go, maybe make that if you’re about to unnecessarily criticise someone, at least make sure they aren’t speaking your national language.
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