Twenty-ish things that show you are from Pembrokeshire

Twenty-ish things that show you are from Pembrokeshire

Twenty-ish things that show you are from Pembrokeshire

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We all love Pembrokeshire and know that it’s a wonderful place to live, with some colourful characters.

So, just for a bit of fun, we came up with twenty-ish things that show you must be from Pembrokeshire.

Got any others (keep them clean, please)?

Feel free to add them in the comments below.

• You inadvertently squeak with excitement when you get 3G.

• You will fight about whether Clynderwen has a 'y' or a 'u'.

• Any letter addressed to ‘Dyfed’ prompts fury.

• You know some people by their farm name, not surname.

• Looking at every other beach in the world and thinking ‘ours are better’.

• Nothing annoys you more than the TV weather presenter standing in front of west Wales.

• Every traffic jam being blamed on ‘grockles’.

• Being horrified at having to pay more than 30p for car parking.

• Still being in awe of the fact that we have a Marks & Spencer. And a Next!

• When you were 16 you worked at a theme park.

• Giggling when Derek mentions the Pembrokeshire dangler.

• Knowing what ‘kift’ means and what ‘manny-gannys’ and ‘pennysows’ are.

• Begrudging the 75p Cleddau Bridge toll EVERY time.

• Saying Bryn Parry-Jones is paid too much (and more than the PM)

• Telling people that Batman is from Haverfordwest, because he is.

• Talking to someone for the first time and they say “Ooh I know your mum/dad/gran”.

• You hear one rumour a month about a KFC opening.

• Explaining where you live by saying ‘have you heard of Tenby?’

• Being related to someone who works at an oil refinery.

• You know who the ‘long necks’ and ‘fish heads’ are.

• You hate the fact that things never change but love the fact that things never change.

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4:59pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tttoommy says...

parking 30/40p? That's relatively cheap

BUT don't worry Pembs CC have a "cunning plan" to get disabled tourists to keep on subsidising the rest of us.

PCc the only county to make the disabled pay in their car parks ensure nice big "Disabled" parking near all the tourist sites and beaches BUT put the partking meters in the opposite direction so that the innocent disabled tourist walks to Pembroke Castle for instance and don't pass the meter or see anything about having to pay.
whilst they are out enjoying themselves the elite SS council car park folks jump out of their vans and rush to give them their tickets - hooray for Bryn and the IPG, we'll soon stop these ruddy grockles from making our roads busy for our Porsches
parking 30/40p? That's relatively cheap BUT don't worry Pembs CC have a "cunning plan" to get disabled tourists to keep on subsidising the rest of us. PCc the only county to make the disabled pay in their car parks ensure nice big "Disabled" parking near all the tourist sites and beaches BUT put the partking meters in the opposite direction so that the innocent disabled tourist walks to Pembroke Castle for instance and don't pass the meter or see anything about having to pay. whilst they are out enjoying themselves the elite SS council car park folks jump out of their vans and rush to give them their tickets - hooray for Bryn and the IPG, we'll soon stop these ruddy grockles from making our roads busy for our Porsches Tttoommy
  • Score: 18

6:44pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Ondergard says...

To add to the list:

You end conversations by saying "There we are, then".

You start conversations by saying, "There we are, then."

A single affirmation or denial is never enough. There has to be two such positives or negatives in quick succession. Yes, yes, there does. Do you agree? No, no, you're right...
To add to the list: You end conversations by saying "There we are, then". You start conversations by saying, "There we are, then." A single affirmation or denial is never enough. There has to be two such positives or negatives in quick succession. Yes, yes, there does. Do you agree? No, no, you're right... Ondergard
  • Score: 59

8:52pm Thu 3 Jul 14

cillastubbs says...

What about wearing daps for playing sports
What about wearing daps for playing sports cillastubbs
  • Score: 24

10:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

DannyPembs says...

You know that if you travel to Keeston from a different direction the sign says Keyston.
You know that if you travel to Keeston from a different direction the sign says Keyston. DannyPembs
  • Score: 7

10:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

AndyBerry says...

You call them the Preseli *Mountains* when we all know they're really the Preseli Hills. Big hills.....but hills. :-)
You call them the Preseli *Mountains* when we all know they're really the Preseli Hills. Big hills.....but hills. :-) AndyBerry
  • Score: 30

11:03pm Thu 3 Jul 14

MrNewgale says...

"You don't sound that Welsh"
"I went to the same school as the guy from Madness"
"You don't sound that Welsh" "I went to the same school as the guy from Madness" MrNewgale
  • Score: 32

11:19pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tvllew30 says...

"In a minute" can be anything from 2 seconds to 3 weeks
"In a minute" can be anything from 2 seconds to 3 weeks Tvllew30
  • Score: 54

11:20pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tvllew30 says...

And you "know" Peter Stock
And you "know" Peter Stock Tvllew30
  • Score: 4

12:05am Fri 4 Jul 14

evansusa says...

You know Dai's full name without knowing his surname (Dai glass, Dai tut tut, Dai the milk)
You know Dai's full name without knowing his surname (Dai glass, Dai tut tut, Dai the milk) evansusa
  • Score: 31

6:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

Electra1 says...

And of course the famous greeting when passing someone you know.

"Hi/hello/morning/ afternoon....YOU'RE ALRIGHT THEN?"
And of course the famous greeting when passing someone you know. "Hi/hello/morning/ afternoon....YOU'RE ALRIGHT THEN?" Electra1
  • Score: 14

7:03am Fri 4 Jul 14

Welshman23 says...

What about the Pembrokeshire promise.
We talk about people from Cardigan being tight, short arms and deep pockets.
What about the Pembrokeshire promise. We talk about people from Cardigan being tight, short arms and deep pockets. Welshman23
  • Score: 23

7:24am Fri 4 Jul 14

strawbs99 says...

The Pembrokeshire Promise from tradesmen - 'I'll be there without fail on Monday' - but they don't specify which Monday!
The Pembrokeshire Promise from tradesmen - 'I'll be there without fail on Monday' - but they don't specify which Monday! strawbs99
  • Score: 29

8:11am Fri 4 Jul 14

Gog4336 says...

Since moving down to Pembrokeshire I've started reversing back (never realised there was any other way before then?!)
Since moving down to Pembrokeshire I've started reversing back (never realised there was any other way before then?!) Gog4336
  • Score: 30

9:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Eckysense says...

As soon as you get behind the wheel you forget where they put the indicator switch.
As soon as you get behind the wheel you forget where they put the indicator switch. Eckysense
  • Score: 17

9:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

james clague says...

How are you maid
How are you maid james clague
  • Score: 7

9:53am Fri 4 Jul 14

daiwright says...

If you live in Pembroke/Dock long necks and fish heads live 'Over the water'
If you live in Pembroke/Dock long necks and fish heads live 'Over the water' daiwright
  • Score: 1

9:55am Fri 4 Jul 14

daiwright says...

If you live in Pembroke/Dock fish heads and long necks all live 'Over the water'
If you live in Pembroke/Dock fish heads and long necks all live 'Over the water' daiwright
  • Score: 3

9:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

Andrew Lye says...

A road crash on an A road brings gridlock on the roads for miles around.
A road crash on an A road brings gridlock on the roads for miles around. Andrew Lye
  • Score: 10

9:59am Fri 4 Jul 14

daiwright says...

Every male in the county has the same Christian name 'Alright Boy' 'How's it going Boy' 'Fancy a pint Boy'
Every male in the county has the same Christian name 'Alright Boy' 'How's it going Boy' 'Fancy a pint Boy' daiwright
  • Score: 20

10:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Spyaware says...

Everyone seems to know someone who knows your family.

You know what the grip is

Earlies are a spud, not a shift
Everyone seems to know someone who knows your family. You know what the grip is Earlies are a spud, not a shift Spyaware
  • Score: 16

10:07am Fri 4 Jul 14

Spyaware says...

How is why

Way ay (!??) is yes

Daps is trainers

Roundabouts change name according to which shop is on them

The Bridge is not over the Cleddau ( Cleddy to some), it's where the milk factory is

Radio Pembrokeshire announcers cannot say Wiston as Wisun
Camrose becomes Cam Rose and heaven help them if there is an incident at Pemblewin....Pemble Win

We have the white railings and the white railings
How is why Way ay (!??) is yes Daps is trainers Roundabouts change name according to which shop is on them The Bridge is not over the Cleddau ( Cleddy to some), it's where the milk factory is Radio Pembrokeshire announcers cannot say Wiston as Wisun Camrose becomes Cam Rose and heaven help them if there is an incident at Pemblewin....Pemble Win We have the white railings and the white railings Spyaware
  • Score: 6

10:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

Sagey1 says...

Now sure if it is more local to St. Davids or all of Pembrokeshire but we say when asked to do something 'Alright I will do it now in a minute'
Now sure if it is more local to St. Davids or all of Pembrokeshire but we say when asked to do something 'Alright I will do it now in a minute' Sagey1
  • Score: 22

12:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Electra1 says...

daiwright wrote:
If you live in Pembroke/Dock fish heads and long necks all live 'Over the water'
Or "over the other side."
[quote][p][bold]daiwright[/bold] wrote: If you live in Pembroke/Dock fish heads and long necks all live 'Over the water'[/p][/quote]Or "over the other side." Electra1
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Greatgreens says...

and we know what a scram is ?
and we know what it means when playing a kids game, and you are peril ?
and what about gawdam !
and we know what a scram is ? and we know what it means when playing a kids game, and you are peril ? and what about gawdam ! Greatgreens
  • Score: -3

2:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

pirate121 says...

driving 4000 miles and having to pay to get into my own country..and the lady on the bridge is bloody Polish
Kev John...now in Thailand...listening to radio Pembs
driving 4000 miles and having to pay to get into my own country..and the lady on the bridge is bloody Polish Kev John...now in Thailand...listening to radio Pembs pirate121
  • Score: -4

3:45pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tttoommy says...

Sagey1 wrote:
Now sure if it is more local to St. Davids or all of Pembrokeshire but we say when asked to do something 'Alright I will do it now in a minute'
Gavin and Stacey have a lot to answer for :(
[quote][p][bold]Sagey1[/bold] wrote: Now sure if it is more local to St. Davids or all of Pembrokeshire but we say when asked to do something 'Alright I will do it now in a minute'[/p][/quote]Gavin and Stacey have a lot to answer for :( Tttoommy
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

JW.illiams says...

Everything has an s on the end.
"I likes that"
"I went to shops and I saws your mams I did"
Everything has an s on the end. "I likes that" "I went to shops and I saws your mams I did" JW.illiams
  • Score: -4

8:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

GekkoTech says...

Traffic lights are for guidance purposes only.
Traffic lights are for guidance purposes only. GekkoTech
  • Score: 9

1:31am Sat 5 Jul 14

William 1 says...

Nobody really knows how to proceed around a roundabout, they're too busy looking at what's growing on it!

People gawping at each other while waiting at the Cleddau Bridge toll booths!

Picking spuds, there was always a woman from Hakin that would slyly make your pitch smaller so you would end up with less bags than her!

Eating your first plate of Pembrokeshire earlies was one of your highlights of the year!

"Are you going to the County Show bey?"

Looking over the hedges to see what is in the fields while driving your tractor not mindful of the 2 mile tailback of vehicles behind you!

Having a good moan about holiday makers who don't know how to reverse or acknowledge you when you pull in for them to pass!

Generally having a good moan about anybody and anything!!

They didn't give this weather on the BBC last night!

When you are away, someone says to you " you don't sound very welsh"!

When you get home from holiday you say "that was great but I am really glad to be home!!!
Nobody really knows how to proceed around a roundabout, they're too busy looking at what's growing on it! People gawping at each other while waiting at the Cleddau Bridge toll booths! Picking spuds, there was always a woman from Hakin that would slyly make your pitch smaller so you would end up with less bags than her! Eating your first plate of Pembrokeshire earlies was one of your highlights of the year! "Are you going to the County Show bey?" Looking over the hedges to see what is in the fields while driving your tractor not mindful of the 2 mile tailback of vehicles behind you! Having a good moan about holiday makers who don't know how to reverse or acknowledge you when you pull in for them to pass! Generally having a good moan about anybody and anything!! They didn't give this weather on the BBC last night! When you are away, someone says to you " you don't sound very welsh"! When you get home from holiday you say "that was great but I am really glad to be home!!! William 1
  • Score: 10

9:05am Sat 5 Jul 14

Get a grip says...

When ordering curry you have it half & half.

Tidy
When ordering curry you have it half & half. Tidy Get a grip
  • Score: -2

7:15pm Sat 5 Jul 14

exile70 says...

james clague wrote:
How are you maid
Surely "How art tha, maid"
[quote][p][bold]james clague[/bold] wrote: How are you maid[/p][/quote]Surely "How art tha, maid" exile70
  • Score: 3

1:55am Sun 6 Jul 14

evansusa says...

I thought of another one - If someone says 'I've just come back from over the other side' you know they haven't just had an out-of-body experience.
I thought of another one - If someone says 'I've just come back from over the other side' you know they haven't just had an out-of-body experience. evansusa
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Tttoommy says...

Most of these comments about the language come staright from gavin and Stacey -pity really as some of tem are a p*** take of the welsh and as for the most famous word - cwtsh for a cuddle ? Until G&S it was always a cwtsh dan star - a cupboard under the stairs
Most of these comments about the language come staright from gavin and Stacey -pity really as some of tem are a p*** take of the welsh and as for the most famous word - cwtsh for a cuddle ? Until G&S it was always a cwtsh dan star - a cupboard under the stairs Tttoommy
  • Score: -14

11:35am Thu 10 Jul 14

sens says...

Your heart leaps a little and you smile- even if you're in the car on your own, as you pass the the Pembrokeshire Celtic cross sign just after Whitland- especially if its been a month or more since you last came home!
Your heart leaps a little and you smile- even if you're in the car on your own, as you pass the the Pembrokeshire Celtic cross sign just after Whitland- especially if its been a month or more since you last came home! sens
  • Score: 16

5:01pm Sun 13 Jul 14

teifion says...

Tttoommy wrote:
Most of these comments about the language come staright from gavin and Stacey -pity really as some of tem are a p*** take of the welsh and as for the most famous word - cwtsh for a cuddle ? Until G&S it was always a cwtsh dan star - a cupboard under the stairs
Correct, cannot understand the down votes
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: Most of these comments about the language come staright from gavin and Stacey -pity really as some of tem are a p*** take of the welsh and as for the most famous word - cwtsh for a cuddle ? Until G&S it was always a cwtsh dan star - a cupboard under the stairs[/p][/quote]Correct, cannot understand the down votes teifion
  • Score: -3

10:26pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Jay em says...

Jay email says
Pembrokeshire girls have caffles in their hair.
Jay email says Pembrokeshire girls have caffles in their hair. Jay em
  • Score: 9

2:02am Fri 18 Jul 14

gorddonpn says...

Anybody know what a 'drook' is? As in "I gave it a right good drooking".
Anybody know what a 'drook' is? As in "I gave it a right good drooking". gorddonpn
  • Score: 0

2:05am Fri 18 Jul 14

gorddonpn says...

Anybody know what a "drook" is? As in "I gave it a right good drooking".
(I do know, just hoping this is not a lost word from the Pembrokeshire vocabulary)
Anybody know what a "drook" is? As in "I gave it a right good drooking". (I do know, just hoping this is not a lost word from the Pembrokeshire vocabulary) gorddonpn
  • Score: -1

12:28pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Pembrokeshireboy72 says...

Where were you going when I saw you coming back?
Where were you going when I saw you coming back? Pembrokeshireboy72
  • Score: 6

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