The welsh have many jokes about themselves, some contain references to
sheep, hills, rugby or singing. Others are just told for the fun of it.
Here is one I was told 24 years ago when I was ten. I hope you all like it?
from Jack Davies
If I can't have a laugh at my own nation, Who can?
Dai Evans (A Welsh Man) was the inventor of the first out-side Privy,
(toilet (WC)) he built it, to over hang the stream at the bottom of his
garden, so that if he needed a call of nature, nature would also clear up
One day his son Dafidd was building a bome-fire ( for Guy Falkes night) when
he came upon a large plank of wood sticking out of the mud in the stream.
Taking his axe he took a swing at the plank.
next thing he knew was that this shed was falling down on top of him.
beating a hasty retreat from the stream he did not give it a second thought
until he came home and his Da asked him, "Dafidd did you chop down the plank
that held up my Privy?"
"No Da." answered Dafidd.
His father then told him the tale of Gorge Washington chopping down his
fathers prize Cherry tree when he was a small lad.
"What happened Da?" asked Dafidd
"Well" said Dai " young George Washington looked his father in the eye and
said "Papa I can not tell a lie I chopped your Cherry tree down."
"Did he get a smack?" asked Dafidd
"No he didn't" answered Dai to his son.
"Now I'll ask you again" said Dai "Did you chop down the plank of wood that
was holding up My Privy?
"Da I can not tell a lie, I did chop down that plank."
Dai hits Dafidd and Dafidd howls "But Da! George Washington didn't get a
to which Dai replies "George's father wasn't sitting in the Cherry tree when
he chopped it down."
From: Sharon Evans <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 09 December 1999 09:53
Subject: Re: Irish jokes
England is probably the country in the British Isles that is least able to
laugh at itself, although I don't think Wales is too far behind them