Does Peter speak Welsh?
Hardly! At Syndicon '97 (in
Maryland, US), Peter said:
The only thing I can remember is twill din bob sias [giggle]
which uh Does anyone speak Welsh here? Any English people
here? Um, I'm afraid I've just insulted your ancestors. [giggle]
However, when Peter was facing a room of Brits at Chronicles '99
(in Birmingham, England), he said:
I learned Welsh in school. I don't speak it, and I remember less
and less. What do I remember? Twill din bob sias [smiles],
which means "good health to you all." It's a Welsh toast.
Actually, twill din bob sias means "arseholes to the
English"! In the interest of keeping Peter's cute face out
of bar brawls in English pubs, here's the real Welsh toast to good
health: Iechyd Da, which is pronounced "yeah-chid dar"
with the "ch" sounding like the "ch" in loch.
Should you be lucky enough to find yourself in a Cardiff pub with
Peter, you might want to order him a beer: Cwrw i fi, os gwelwch
yn dda, pronounced "Cooroo ee vee, ohss gooelooch uhn thah."
Cwrw is beer and os gwelwch yn dda is a polite please.
Be sure to order Brains Dark (a local Cardiff brand), his favorite.