Watch: American gives advice on how to ‘survive’ Wales
An American TikTok creator has given some questionable tongue in cheek advice on how to ‘survive’ Wales in a bizarre viral video that features a dragon, a top hat wearing sheep and Ryan Reynolds.
TikToker ‘Emperor Dijon’ recently found fame on the popular app with his heavily edited ‘advice’ videos that have seen him take on and ‘survive’ famous boxers and even mythical creatures using editing to move himself around certain backdrops.
Fans have been suggesting which countries or situations Emperor Dijon should survive next and a video of him supposedly dangling from a tree above two crocodiles whilst using a snake to see off a nearby lion gained over 5 million views.
On the suggestion of eager followers, Emperor Dijon decided he would explain how to cope when visiting Wales.
@uncle_dijon Surviving in Wales #comedу #laugh #wales #uk #fyp ♬ original sound – Emperor Dijon
In the viral video he said: “If you ever end up in Wales don’t be surprised if you see more sheep than people.
“Not a lot to do there but if you get bored you can always climb Mount Snowden. Keep in mind that at the top there is a red dragon completely harmless to you unless of course you are a Saxon.”
The TikTok star then goes on to fumble over the pronunciation of Welsh town names and pokes fun as Welsh road signs.
He said that if you truly want to survive in Wales you have to speak Welsh and to do this you should “find a keyboard, place your forehead on it for ten seconds, every time you do this you’re guaranteed to type a Welsh word.”
The American did take a moment during the video to attempt to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and in the comments section opinion was dived on the accuracy of the pronunciation with one person saying he “did pretty good” and another saying “You sounded more Polish that Welsh.”
Emperor Dijon ends the video by querying why Ryan Reynolds would be in Wales.
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What a twunt.
Well he is a Yank after all. What do you expect!!
Heavily influenced by English education standards. So inevitably what they think of us is often super imposed on to them by other English speaking nations. Mainly the source! England!
I thought the expression was WARICK HUNT
And yet again, we get insulted while being disguised as comedy. The joke stops being funny once it’s said a couple of times, or it should. This is a vain attempt to belittle and demean to the point where the Cymro sees his/her own culture as beneath them.
How can foreigners be expected to respect Wales when the Welsh don’t respect themselves? The Welsh language, history and culture are treated as antiquated and have no place in the New Society of a future Wales led by leaders who look outside for direction. That’s why foreigners keep associating the Welsh with sheep. Wales needs a King David not a King Dafad!
If you visit a rural, agricultural area in Wales expect to see sheep. If I ever go to Texas, I’d expect to see horses rounding up cows, and dead cowboys piled up on street corners – obviously. Also silly place names like Dead Horse Gulch or Chatanougat.
It was all meant in jest, like all his videos… Fair play, at least he took the time to learn a little about Wales in order to do the video.
O leiaf mae o wedi siarad mwy o cymraeg na rhawn fwyaf or DU wrth enwi tref bach or môn
Some of his followers might be inspired to check out Wales by this video…. Who knows. Might have done Wales a favour somehow.
What a ridiculous notion. How is a typical insult about Wales, that’s said over and over again ever meant to inspire people to look it up or even visit? It’s designed to Denigrate the people of Wales in their eyes. Why not learn about William Robert Groves, Hywel Dda or Donald Davies. Wouldn’t they be better to inspire respect or a visit?