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Rob McElhenney tells people not to moan about Welsh language tweet

17 Apr 2021 3 minute read
Rob McElhenney. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Rob McElhenney has told people not to moan about his tweet written in the Welsh language.

The actor, who co-owns Wrexham AFC with Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, sent a message of support to the team and told people they should use Google translate instead of complaining if they can’t understand what he said.

The message included emojis of the flags of the Wales, the USA, and Canada, as well as a photo of him in the Apple TV+ programme Mythic Quest, where he is holding is shield that has the Wrexhm AFC badge on it.

The tweet said: “Let’s go Reds! If you complain about not understanding this, use Google translate you lazy sh*t. It’s 2021.

The show follows the story of a video game studio that produces the popular Mythic Quest game, and he plays the character of its creator Ian Grimm.

In the multiplayer role play game, players often inhabit a science fiction or fantasy world.

The Wrexham AFC club badge features in the standalone episode “Mythic Quest: Everlight”, where the characters ended up in a “magical forest”.

It debuted three weeks ahead of the nine-episode second season and includes narration from Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins.

‘Call him up’ 

On working with Hopkins, he told Variety: “Craig Mazin [producer and guest star] said, ‘Oh I know Anthony Hopkins’ lawyer, let’s just call him up.’ And within 20 minutes I’m talking to Anthony Hopkins.

“He sent me four takes and every one was perfect and that was it. The irony of it was that when we got him on the phone, I said, ‘What time is it over there?’ But he was in Los Angeles. And he said his street and I’m not exaggerating, he lives a block and a half away from me.”

McElhenney said a lot of people thought it “was a show about video games”, but he says the team’s intention from the beginning was to make “a show about people working together in an office and they just happened to work in the video game industry.”

The official twitter account of Mythic Quest has also recently shared a message in the Welsh language.

It says: “Paratowch ar gyfer brwydr. Ond gwnewch yn siŵr bod AD yn cŵl ag ef.”

This means: “Get ready for battle. But make sure AD is cool with it.”

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3 years ago

Bore da, sut dych chi…?

That’s all the Welsh I know!

It’s a start!

3 years ago
Reply to  Marko

There is a saying in Welsh ‘deuparth gwaith yw dechrau’.

It means that two thirds of doing any job is starting it. So a start is a very good thing.

Cath Homer
Cath Homer
3 years ago
Reply to  Marko

Da iawn I chi!!

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