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Greats of Wales - Brian Josephson - Nobel LaureateGreats of Wales - Evan J Williams, Nobel contender Greats of Wales - Clive Granger, Nobel Laureate
Greats of Wales - Martin Evans, Nobel LaureateGreats of Wales - Bertrand Russell, Nobel Laureate


Welshisms are English words and expressions for the thinking Welshman and Welshwoman in the 21st century World-Wide Community. If we, like the World use the English language in everyday speech and work then why do we not give life and credence to the Welsh way of talking, relating or communicating. At its root are historical terms, expressions or quotes from those who are Welsh of of World-Welsh ancestry throughout history.

T h eN e wS c h o o lo fW e l s hS p e e c h

(when conversing in English)

Great Welsh!

An expression of great surprise as in Good Lord!
Neil Ap Jones (1994)

Go on Cymro-cats and international friends, go to work and practice. Yes, yes, that is it. Say it louder! Again, yes louder. Again! Got it? Good well start saying it then!

Cymro-Cat / Cymraes-Cat
A naturally cool Welshman or Welshwoman
What is appertaining Cymro-Cat?
Neil Ap Jones (1994)

If you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,
Harry Vaughan (1852)

Trial and error. Trial and error. Itís a Welsh thing!
An expression coined by Conwy Lloyd Morgan

Positive sign
A mathematical expression used by encyclopeadist John Harris
Why, Cymros do we not use it as;

Hey, are you saying John Harris ? Are you saying yes?. Are you giving me an affirmative? Is that affirmative?!

Edward Phillips

First coined by Welsh-Cat, Phillips. So hey, when you see one you simply ask for an Edward Phillips if you please ! That is right. Give historical identity to a new generation. The New School of Welsh-Accountable Speech

You may have to do a Mary Jones
Earn your reward by toiling away and travelling some distance to achieve your goals
Neil Ap Jones (2000)

That is an Edward Williams
A pioneering yet aesthetically pleasing example of structural engineering
Neil Ap Jones (1997)

Tudor ice cold / tudor ice-cool / Tudor cool
Frederic and William Tudor, pioneers of the transportation of ice
Neil Ap Jones (1994)

ďLet no man pretend to fear sin that does not fear temptation also!
John Owen

Clinical science
Clinical science, itís a Welsh thing!

The uncelebrated pioneer of caridiology, Sir Thomas Lewis first coined this term

Effort syndrome
Oh dear, Daiís got the Effort syndrome - He is a bit lazy!
Why do we not use Thomas Lewis medical term and use it in humour?

Magnetism, itís a Welsh thing!
William Barlow

It is almost impossible to state what one in fact believes, because it is almost impossible to hold a belief and to define it at the same time.
William Carlos Williams

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
Tennessee Williams

Neil Ap Jones, (1997)

Minature camera
Looks like youíve got yourself a Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris (1859)

Pocket camera
Is that a Joseph Harris ?
Joseph Harris (1764)

Iíll have a Thomas Adams
I shall have some chewing gum

Iíll have a Professor Thomas please!
Jerry Thomas

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Abe Lincoln

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life
Tennesse Williams

Iíll have a Neville George
I shall have a Kit-Kat

Lets take a Neville George!-
Let us take a break !
Neil Ap Jones (2007)

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
David Thomas

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

I shall have one of Parryís cans
Neil Ap Jones (2000)

Any can you buy and open for food either for yourself or your childrens may be refered to as a Parry can. You can now !

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
Wendell Phillips

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
George Price

The only cure for grief is action.
George Henry Lewes

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

I cannot live without books.

Abe you stole the last one from me!?
Neil Ap Jones

Never spend your money before you have it.

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Health is worth more than learning.
Thomas Jefferson

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Jones

Hope is the poor man's bread.

Woe be to him that reads but one book.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Herbert

Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
Mary Ann Evans
(George Elliot)

Greats of Wales
Greats of Wales - Thomas H Morgan - Nobel LaureateGreats of Wales - William B Phillips, Nobel LaureateGreats of Wales - Sam Edwards - Nobel Laureate Greats of Wales - Edward B Lewis - Nobel LaureateGreats of Wales - E. Donnall Thomas - Nobel Laureate