So, we've got:
- Sousa March
- Bossa November
That's half the year covered. Mark your calendars. Can anyone think of something to fit those spring and summer months (and February, which I think rhymes with nothing)?
This is impossible to explain, but it makes me laugh: Nümberwang.
One of the myriad frustrating elements about the Welsh language is the way they count. There are two ways, actually. The more recent system is a bit like the way we count in English.
But there is also an older system, which is still very much in use, that involves counting by increments of twenty and doing math. Roughly translating to English, to say the number 79 you would say "four plus fifteen plus three twenties."
It gets even worse when you want to count objects. To say "79 ships" you would say "four plus fifteen ships plus three twenties."
You see why this course is killing me?
Wales takes a certain amount of pride in the fact that it is an ancient country. There were people here tossing eggs at innocent bystanders hundreds of years before Christ showed up to tell them it's wrong.
To underline Cymru's ancient feel, it has a train service that only an ancient Celt wouldn't have problems with: "Look, Rhiannon, how fast this great box allows us to flee from the Vikings! And the chimney is on the outside!"
*Although, I also really like "Two-Steptember."