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Holiday in Devon rather than Wales or Cornwall because of ‘weird place names’ advises Telegraph

23 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Llangrannog in Ceredigion.

The Telegraph newspaper has advised its readers to holiday in Devon rather than Wales or Cornwall because the “place names are weird”.

The newspaper’s travel writer Ed Grenby, in an article about how to survive the school holidays with children, advised readers that Wales was “cheaper” for holidays but that the place names was a downside.

Cornwall and Welsh place names share a common root in Brythonic. Ed Grenby advised holidaymakers to go to Devon instead.

“Devon is pretty much identical – but quieter, nearer, cheaper and the place names are less weird [than Cornwall],” he said.

“South Wales is quieter, nearer and cheaper still, though the place names are also weird.”

The advice was included in an article on “16 golden rules for surviving any UK summer holiday,” one of which was that “Cornwall’s for amateurs”.

“Do the Duchy and you’re essentially paying a 20 per cent ‘putting the jam on the scone first instead of the clotted cream’ premium,” he said.

He added: “In Norfolk it’s the people that are weird. Go any further north than The Wash, meanwhile, and the people are great but you risk frostbite if dip your toes in the sea.”

The Telegraph said that these were “the rules that can make or break a British holiday”. Ed Grenby is a former editor of Britain’s best-selling holiday title The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.


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One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
20 days ago

Yeah. More Telegraph scattergun xenophobia and indeed regionphobia? Why give them the air of publicity? It does not drive support for independence. It just makes people angry. Better to set out the case for independence rather than remind us daily how the English establishment demeans is at every opportunity.
otherwise all you’re going to stimulate is the same people making the same snarky clap-backs as usual. It is tedious, spreads bad moods and accomplishes nothing. Be better.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
20 days ago

Like what you are saying….but your comment lacks the how of what you think should be done.

It’s all very well wandering around being morally superior and oh-so-sensitive, but you aren’t offering anything constructive other than a less snarky clap-back.

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
20 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Interesting. My response seems to have been removed. Moderation on this site really does seem arbitrary and inconsistent. Aggressive posts stay up. Moderate responses are removed. Okay. Got it. I’ll try again.
Thank you for the insults in your response. They kind of make my point for me. I have provided a constructive solution, in an appropriate level of detail for a community website comments section anyway. Demands from complexity fallacy does not progress the development of this website, or the cause of Welsh Independence.

Last edited 20 days ago by One of the two witnesses
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
20 days ago

You can say that again…If you are reading this Mark/Ifan return to the piece of the 6th of July on the Llangollen Eisteddfod starring Anoushka Shankar and apologise to me…and Ms Shankar…

Paul parry
Paul parry
20 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Guessing your English then

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
20 days ago

Is this what happens when xenophobes run out of foreigners to hate?… It reminds me of that group of headcase who decided that anyone who wasn’t Maulim could be killed because they were the ones oppressing the Muslims in whatever country it was…then they decided that Muslims who were perceived to be helping the regimes they were fighting against were viable targets…..then they decided that any Muslim who wasn’t Muslim enough to their tastes was also a viable target for being killed…..in the end the terrorist group split apart because of factional differences that had arisen out of questions of… Read more »

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
20 days ago

The only use articles like this have is as a mirror, held up to various (mainly) english media types, the likes of that complete co*k james o’brien and other tory shills who think the torygraph is a decent paper.

Cofid
Cofid
20 days ago

I’m sure the people of the nations of Cymru and Kernow will be relieved to know that Telegraph readers will not now be visiting.

Geraint
Geraint
20 days ago

The in-house paper of the Empire is suggesting a further retreat from the imperial boundaries🤣🤣🤣

Evan
Evan
20 days ago

This applies to all Celtic countries the place names are quite normal even unique.
People at the Telegraph need to expand their understanding of our languages .

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
20 days ago

Don’t let the Telegraph wind you up…they’re not worth it!…

I’m singing in the rain, it is filling up my wellspring…

I Humphrys
I Humphrys
20 days ago

Norfolk people weird? The Telegraph is weird imo.

Sally-Ann Dwyer
Sally-Ann Dwyer
19 days ago
Reply to  I Humphrys

Plenty of Tory voters in Norfolk.

Llefain
Llefain
20 days ago

Yay, recognition of Kernow as a Celtic nation! ❤

I’m finding the positives today people. 😂

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
20 days ago

I feel sorry for people like this who can’t leave England in case they are exposed to other languages. It must be awful. Europe is on the doorstep and all there to be explored but he can’t go over there due to having weird name syndrome and the exposure would be too great. His disparaging bile has a positive angle though. He clearly recognises Cymru a Cernyw as distinct separate nations.

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
20 days ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Step back a little and just look at the chap’s job title. He is meant to be a travel editor and yet he cannot cope with the different people and names that he finds beyond 100m of central London. That is almost as hilarious as believeing that a failed journalist would make a suitable Prime Minister. (Oh dear, that has happened….)

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
20 days ago

The Tory Telegraph are on very loose ground with that ignorant statement. I advise all to look at some of the ridiculous & comical place names England.

#Telegraph #ToiletpaperTabloid

Brian Clement
Brian Clement
20 days ago

As the Cornish will tell you, the problem they have is with the English is their domineering attitude. Sound familiar?

Sally-Ann Dwyer
Sally-Ann Dwyer
19 days ago
Reply to  Brian Clement

Same here in Cymru.

Mawkernewek
19 days ago

Don’t tell them that Devon has two places both called Woolfardisworthy that are pronounced in different ways.

Llyn
Llyn
19 days ago

Well anyway this Telegraph article says Wales is “cheaper” than Cornwall and Devon. Something to remember the next time they or other members of the right wing press attack the Tourism taxes that may or may not happen depending where you live in Wales.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
19 days ago

The scammer is back Mark

Martin Thomas
Martin Thomas
19 days ago

At least his article will deter the kind of person we dont want visiting Wales. They would just come here and moan. I was in a maccies on M4 once, English women was trying to buy milkshake but was told it wasnt working, womans response was “you know you are in Wales because nothing works!”. Therefore, we are better off without these visitors.

Charles Coombes
Charles Coombes
19 days ago

Torygraph slipping into the mire and joining the sun star and mail.

Gareth Davies
18 days ago

Same old Torygraph 😂 Poor journalism.

Sarah
Sarah
18 days ago

Difficult to pronounce eh, Ed? Try this Devon village name: Woolfardisworthy. How do you reckon that’s pronounced? I’ll tell you – Woolsery. Best avoid Devon too, I think.

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