THE inhabitants of a village in the Welsh valleys have admitted they do not know how to say its name any better than you do.
After years of simply muttering under their breath or shrugging when asked where they lived, residents of picturesque beauty spot Pythmchlwyth have finally decided to come clean.
Postmistress Margaret Jones said: “Our village name looks like an unplayable Scrabble hand. You’d think I’d have learned how to say it from my parents, but they just mumbled something a bit Welsh-sounding and changed the subject.
“I’m not even sure I could spell it. With a gun to my head, I’d be pretty confident it has two Ys and some Ls in it, but I’ve no idea where they go.”
Jones went on to confirm no one in Pythmchlwyth had spoken any Welsh there since 1990, although they did ramble on tediously about their Welsh heritage when confronted with an English person.
Local resident Alun Jeffries said: “Of course I can pronounce the name of the village. I just like to refer to it as ‘the village’.”
When pressed, he added: “Pimmywithywick?”