Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Wed Mar 16 11:55:06 EST 2005

>Can someone elaborate on the origin of the phrase "welcome in the valleys"?
>I gather this is somehow specific to Wales, but is there something to it
>other than plain geography? Do the Welsh think of themselves as being
>particularly welcoming?
I think it's a reference to a song about Wales, too, as well as being a 
geographical description. IIRC they sing it in a couple of Monty Python 
episodes when they are pretending to be particularly welsh. Don't know 
the title, but this phrase is clearly a cliche, according to google.


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