Man told off for using Welsh on self-service Tesco checkout
A man was told not to use a self-service checkout in Welsh in Cardiff because “everyone” in the city “speaks English”.
Nic James was using the self-service checkout at the Tesco in Clifton Street in Adamsdown when he was confronted by a customer.
It became a row after Nic James refused to back down, saying “This is Cardiff, the capital of Wales – where else are we supposed to use Welsh?” he said.
A security guard intervened in the row and later apologised to Nic James.
Nic James, who lives in Rhyl, said: “I’ve seen a lot more anti-Welsh comments online, but this is the first time I’ve experienced it myself and in person.
“I’m not a fluent Welsh speaker, either. I’m a learner, and just taking any opportunities I can to use the Welsh language.”
Just had a row with a guy in Tesco when he overheard us using the self-service checkouts in Welsh in *Cardiff*.
— Nic James (@nicfromwales) September 16, 2017
The incident comes after a woman who was speaking Welsh with her child in Lampeter was told to stop speaking “foreign muck” by a customer.
Elin Jones, who lives in Lampeter, was speaking to daughter Elena while out shopping on Saturday, 9 September.