Critical Miss: Y Ddraig Cach

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I want, nay, I need that to be our new flag...

Irridium:
Hey now, thats not true. Canada gives us Maple Syrup and LoadingReadyRun. So they do contribute to the world.

Wales gave us David Mitchell. So they contribute to the world too.

I think he's part Welsh, atleast.

Hey! Don't insult Canada, they gave us Bioware, VGcats (the webcomic) and Wolverine.

Before any welshmen declare a vendetta against me, I'm joking.

crotalidian:
...Is this actually a real thing that is happening?

I lived in Wales for 3 years and from that experience it is clear that the Welsh have no interest in being part of the Union Jack (or even the UK) the flag is never seen. As English people we are forced to use the 'British' flag because our beloved cross of St George has a nationalist stigma attached to it.

Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

How did you move to the US? Tell me your secrets! I'm English, currently going to university in Wales and I just can't stand the UK as a whole. I'm hoping to move to Canada after university. How did you make it happen?

OT: Great strip, loved it. Wales in never ever mentioned in anything American. I don't think most Americans know about Wales, actually... lucky them

Wales born and bred. This mockery will not stand!

I shall see you tonight, but you shan't see me.

Canadians are polite........

Falseprophet:

crotalidian:
Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

The US has had that system longer than anyone. It's called federalism. It's pretty much a necessity for large, continent-spanning nations, which is why we Canadians and the Australians, among others, also adopted it.

But from what you're implying, England is the only part of the UK without separate regional government. Sounds like that's the real issue.

Wales gets just under 1000 per person more form central government than England, Scotland gets nearly 1300 more. Ok there issues to do with the cost of providing public services in areas of Wales and Scotland that make it more expensive. However most of the money is wasted on stupid grandiose projects by regional governments that have less votes than the mayor of London. The welsh tv channel costs 100 million of tax payers money a year but only 20% of programmes got more than 10000 viewers.

Do you smell wild fire cause Canada just got burrrrrrrrrrned (whales too, but I'm not sure if they got a enough trees to have a wild fire, Ive heard its very bare land)

There was a welsh guy shouting at my friend over COD, my friend shut him up when he said Wales was just a DLC for England xD

zombie711:
Do you smell wild fire cause Canada just got burrrrrrrrrrned (whales too, but I'm not sure if they got a enough trees to have a wild fire, Ive heard its very bare land)

No h in Wales. And we have a fucktonne of trees.

Good stuff. The Canada part made this strip go from good to great. haha

Haha, Erin's Canadian.

I just watched Scott Pilgram vs the World, it was refreshing to see a Canuck kick a follow Yankee's cocky ass.

"The only thing Yankees hate more than anyone else are each other." -some joke I heard.

as a welsh person i am amused more than offended by this

Aw, Canada ain't that bad. I mean sure we Americans will joke about them being "the 51st state", but they're nice neighbors. They don't go around causing trouble and they're very good friends. Plus they make up a huge percentage of trade with the US. So high five Canada!

As for the Welsh, that's what you get England for taking them over and controlling them for all those years. Same with Ireland and Scotland. You want a United Kingdom, you're gonna have to put up with the rest of the bunch.

TheGuy(wantstobe):
Nice use of getting crap past the censors. For those who don't know any welsh cach is shit and haliwr is wanker :P

edit: the title is In Dragon Shit

Ah, figured that some of those words were Welsh.

Scarim Coral:
Although I'm living in Wales I found this stripe to be very funny!

Although I don't or ever lived in Wales, I still found this stripe very offensive!

The English guy that looks like regular English me has my agreement all the way up until "Our Canada" - I fucking love Canada.

As a british person does someone actually want the Welsh Dragon on the Union Jack

Irridium:
Hey now, thats not true. Canada gives us Maple Syrup and LoadingReadyRun.

And justin bieber... Maple syrup and LoadingReadyRun dont make up for the existence of that...thing.

Wuvlycuddles:
I was born in Wales and this strip receives my seal of approval.

Just a warning though, Batman and Hannibal Lecter were both born in Wales... (well the actors were :P) Do you really wanna piss those two off?

Although i'd be awesome to see them team up!

Not to mention Gimli ...

Brilliant strip!! Thank ye gods for the River Dee, says I!! - (also the Mersey, but we're ragging on the Welsh today, not the scousers...!)

Scarim Coral:
Although I'm living in Wales I found this stripe to be very funny!

Don't worry.... we don't think any less of you for admitting that...! ;O)

Hopefully non-inflammatory opinions below.

Wales has a better anthem than England (sorry, Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau is just loads cooler than God Save the Queen). Much like Canada has a much better one than the US (or the rest of the whole world, come to that).

Wales also has a second language with heavy government subsidies which definitely sounds neater than English (pats the nearby "Teach Yourself Welsh" book), which partially corresponds to Canada (though whether English or French-Canadian sound better is definitely a matter of taste).

However, Welsh football definitely isn't as good as English (sorry, Ryan Giggs). While Canadian football blows away the American variety in every way imaginable.

crotalidian:
...Is this actually a real thing that is happening?

I lived in Wales for 3 years and from that experience it is clear that the Welsh have no interest in being part of the Union Jack (or even the UK) the flag is never seen. As English people we are forced to use the 'British' flag because our beloved cross of St George has a nationalist stigma attached to it.

Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

I think you're getting Wales mixed up with Scotland. It's true that Wales has it's own Parliament, however, they have pretty much the same rules and laws as England and indeed seem to be nothing more than a few extra counties, united under the banner of 'Wales'. Fine, in North Wales they tend to be slightly Anglophobic and speak the native language more, and so on, but mostly Wales is pretty friendly towards England (that whole 'rivalry' thing is mainly stereotype, unless it's sports-related in which case it becomes deadly serious). And I should know, I live in England yet have spent a lot of time in Wales for various reasons.

And I have no idea where you get this idea that we see none of the taxes from Wales, because we do, it all gets paid to the same government. No, Scotland are the ones who really take advantage and effectively govern themselves. They have completely different systems for everything, especially education, and it's them who take money from us without giving us anything in return. Personally, I'd be happy for Scotland to either rejoin the UK proper and pay taxes to London, and disband their own Parliament, or just secede completely and become their own country (like Ireland) and have their own economy instead of sponging off us. Of course, that's hardly likely to happen though, is it...?

As for the comic, it was pretty good, and interesting to get even a tiny glimpse of Erin's backstory (Canadian, you say? Oh dear... :P). And anything with English characters is automatically made awesome, because England is the best country in the world!!!!!

TheGuy(wantstobe):
Nice use of getting crap past the censors. For those who don't know any welsh cach is shit and haliwr is wanker :P

edit: the title is In Dragon Shit

Actually, I believe the title is "The Dragon Shit." It is a play on Y Ddraig Coch, which means "The Red Dragon" (i.e. the symbol on Wales's flag.)

It can't be our Canada, I like Canada.

Wales, on the other hand, is second only to London on the list of places I... wouldn't miss if they were to stop existing.

crotalidian:

Lukeje:

crotalidian:
Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

I think you're thinking of the Scottish.

Not in this case but the situation is the same with the Scottish... They already have their colours on the Union Jack though so no real argument there

You can have your tax money back, we'll just keep our oil k?

I kid I kid, I don't really care about all this stuff. Good strip, why did Erin say hey at the end? 2 parter?

Wales "our Canada"? I would say it's Scotland.

And of course I skip the conversation and the first thing I notice is World 5-18 Dark World of Super Meat Boy on the TV...

Oh yeah, and the face in the last panel is awesome.

XD She's Canadian?!

Secret world leader (shhh):

Irridium:
Hey now, thats not true. Canada gives us Maple Syrup and LoadingReadyRun.

And justin bieber... Maple syrup and LoadingReadyRun dont make up for the existence of that...thing.

What about Ubisoft Montreal?

They made Assassins Creed!

SoldieroFortune:

TheGuy(wantstobe):
Nice use of getting crap past the censors. For those who don't know any welsh cach is shit and haliwr is wanker :P

edit: the title is In Dragon Shit

Actually, I believe the title is "The Dragon Shit." It is a play on Y Ddraig Coch, which means "The Red Dragon" (i.e. the symbol on Wales's flag.)

/facepalm. That was a rather silly mistake on my part. But then of course what with descriptors coming last in welsh dragon and shit should be swapped around also making it "the shit dragon" Haven't had to speak or read welsh very often in ages so mistake is to be expected.

Rainboq:
XD She's Canadian?!

I was wondering if that was the secret... because he doesn't seem to be the protagonist.

ack...sorry...stupid captcha thing made me double post...

erbkaiser:
I don't see the problem with the West English. Sure their language is incomprehensible, but it's a nice little country.

I actually worked in a holliday park there for a while. It's a beautiful country with an absolutely beautiful language (protip: Tolkien actually based his Elvish languages on Welsh) with a lot of history.

CitySquirrel:

Rainboq:
XD She's Canadian?!

I was wondering if that was the secret... because he doesn't seem to be the protagonist.

X3 Judging by her expression and comment, she is

Hooray for casual racism
And the Republic of Ireland is our Canada.

Rainboq:
X3 Judging by her expression and comment, she is

Fair enough!

I went to school in Canada... lovely country.

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