From a Welsh Friend
A farmer was out on his Welsh hillside tending his flock one day, when he
saw a man drinking with a cupped hand from the stream which ran down from
one of his fields
Realising the danger, he shouted over to the man "Paid a yfed y dwr! Mae'n
ych-y-fi!" (Don't drink the water. It's disgusting!)
The man at the stream lifted his head and put a cupped hand to his ear
shrugged his shoulders at the farmer, and carried on drinking.
Realising the man at the stream couldn't hear him, the farmer moved closer
and yelled..."Paid a yfed! Dwr ych-y-fi! Defaid yn cachu yn y dwr!"(Don't
drink. Water's disgusting. Sheep crap in the water.)
Still the walker couldn't hear the farmer. Finally the farmer walked right
up to the man at the stream and once again said..."Dwr yn ych-y-fi! Paid
a'i yfed!" (Water's disgusting. Don't drink it!)
"I'm dreadfully sorry my good man, I couldn't understand a word you said
dear boy! Can't you speak English???" said the man at the stream in an
extremely fine English accent.
"Oh I see....," said the farmer. "I was just saying, if you use both hands
you can get plenty more in..."