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Rob McElhenney reveals his favourite Welsh word

07 Mar 2022 1 minute Read
Rob McElhenney. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Rob McElhenney has revealed his favourite Welsh word.

The Wrexham AFC co-owner has spoken about learning the Welsh language with the Fearless in Devotion podcast.

At a St David’s Day celebration, where he was the guest of honour the Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator said his favourite Welsh word is the town of “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”.

Rob said: “The Welsh language is really beautiful and also really difficult.

“I’d say so far my favourite word is the name of a town. It’s the longest town name I’ve ever heard of – and the longest town name in Western Europe. And I’m going to try to pronounce it as best I can.

“Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

“I use it as often as I possibly can! It took like me so long to learn how to say that I’m going to say it publicly as much as I can.”


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Erisian
Erisian
2 months ago

Really?

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
2 months ago

Not that again?

Cynan
Cynan
2 months ago

Oh I’m so disappointed. There are so many more beautiful and downright funny words than that. But hey, it’s the one everyone has heard of I guess. It’s the one our Wenglish brothers and sisters wheel out because they practised it. It is in the “how to be Welsh kit” along with dragons, daffodils, male voice choirs, coal mines tom jones and shirley bassey. Makes my bum itch it really does.

Margaret Morris
Margaret Morris
2 months ago

My favourite word is cariad x

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