The “pissed as newts” tour

Meet at the Eros statue in London at 1 p.m. on Friday to go on the “pissed as newts” tour. I love how they use language over here, by the way. While walking around Cardiff yesterday I realized where a lot of those weird Web 2.0 names must have come from: Wales. The Welch language seems to be missing a few vowels. I should take a picture of a sign to show you what I mean.

Anyway, we won’t just visit pubs. Hopefully the locals will show us around some other fun things in London too, so if you’re not into getting “pissed like newts” please come along too. I promise not to get too out of control. After all, Maryam’s coming along and will slap me upside the head if I drink too much.

On other news, we’re off to London today. I just read all my feeds and put up a few dozen new items on my link blog. There’s lots of good blogging going on lately.

31 thoughts on “The “pissed as newts” tour

  1. Hi there,

    Just so you know, it’s not actually Eros that statue, but try asking for it by it’s real name (Agape I think) and you’ll never find it.

  2. Hi there,

    Just so you know, it’s not actually Eros that statue, but try asking for it by it’s real name (Agape I think) and you’ll never find it.

  3. Oh a better landmark to meet at Hyde park being a bit big.

    Robert just rember the traffic is on the other side of the road and the double deckers don’t take no prisoners.

  4. Oh a better landmark to meet at Hyde park being a bit big.

    Robert just rember the traffic is on the other side of the road and the double deckers don’t take no prisoners.

  5. eifion: thanks, didn’t know that.

    Actually, when I was talking with the guy who named Wifi, he said his firm keeps dictionaries of a ton of different languages. Often times they’ll find a good name from another language.

  6. eifion: thanks, didn’t know that.

    Actually, when I was talking with the guy who named Wifi, he said his firm keeps dictionaries of a ton of different languages. Often times they’ll find a good name from another language.

  7. Welsh has seven vowels: a,e,i,o,u,w and y, so words full of ‘w’s and ‘y’s aren’t actually lacking in vowels even though they may appear so to English speakers.

  8. Welsh has seven vowels: a,e,i,o,u,w and y, so words full of ‘w’s and ‘y’s aren’t actually lacking in vowels even though they may appear so to English speakers.

  9. Tom, looking forward to seeing you.

    Robert, yeah, that’s the kind of sign I was thinking of. Thanks! I hope to be back. Maryam’s brother lives in Newport, so it wouldn’t surprise me to be a regular visitor of Wales.

  10. Tom, looking forward to seeing you.

    Robert, yeah, that’s the kind of sign I was thinking of. Thanks! I hope to be back. Maryam’s brother lives in Newport, so it wouldn’t surprise me to be a regular visitor of Wales.

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