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I could change it to Weaseltown

An entire Welsh village is up for sale. The white thing you can just make out in the upper left corner is a slate mine, active since the Sixteenth Century, and the village was for the workers.

Sixteen cottages with tenants and a bunch (they don’t say how much) farmland. At £1.25M it would take a while to pay for itself, but it would be a helluva lot more fun than blue chip stocks.

But the name Aberllefenni? That’s got to go.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 6, 2018, 10:17 pm

Weasel Town in Welsh is Tref Weasel.

I have read about celebs buying small towns and they always go broke. I think you need $$$ for insurance and possibly taxes to the state and feds. And of course, you must provide certain services and pay the people to perform them.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 6, 2018, 10:28 pm

Oh, I forgot to link to the map.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 7, 2018, 12:15 am

Slate mines, eh? Perhaps you could put the natives, er, residents, to work in the mines making those slate etch-a-sketch things you posted above recently, and then charge the tourists to watch them work in their quaint traditional clothes…

Then there’s the spin-off merchandise like CD’s of traditional Welch mining songs, and T-shirts with the name of the town wrapping all the way around the shirt. Note that you can outsource the making of both of those to the Philippines since no tourist will know tell the difference between Tagalog and Welch anyhow.

I am pretty confident too that you could get some sweet government funding for promising employment to get the locals off the dole.

I really think we’re onto something here!

 


Comment from sassamon
Time: July 7, 2018, 4:33 am

And when you need a change, it is only one hour away from Portmeirion.

Be seeing you!

 


Comment from Bob
Time: July 7, 2018, 4:55 am

buy the town, appoint yourself sheriff and apply to the government to get surplus military weapons legally.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 7, 2018, 3:10 pm

1) Buy the town –
2) Brexit yourself from England on the basis that you voted for Brexit (even if you didn’t) and they are dragging their feet.
3)- declare yourself to be the Duchy of Bad Sweasy – or SweasBadgy if there’s a dispute about top billing.
4) offer to let Trump build an embassy and a golf course in Bad-Weaselburg, the capitol.
5) Agree to sign a nuclear non-proliferation treaty in exchange for foreign aid.
6) Make your presence known and demonstrate you are not to be trifled with by taking a cruise to the Red Sea and firing bottle rockets in the direction of Yemen.
7) Open casinos.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: July 7, 2018, 3:40 pm

Do you have a GoFundMe yet?

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 7, 2018, 9:48 pm

@sassamon:
Very few around now who remember Patrick McGoohan’s “The Prisoner”…
~
“Be seeing you!” was the tipoff!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 7, 2018, 10:41 pm

Great. Stoaty buys her town, Sheriff stoaty sets up speed traps, Judge stoaty sentences offenders to work in stoaty’s mines.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 8, 2018, 12:22 am

Not to get into personal stuff….
But you don’t have a cobbler’s bench do you?

 


Comment from Mitchell
Time: July 8, 2018, 1:48 am

Hmm, I like the sound of “Mitchtopia”. I’d promise a strong, but fair rule and use of droit du seigneur sparingly.

 


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: July 8, 2018, 8:53 am

W H O _ R U N S _ W E A S E L T O W N ? ? ? ?

Get yerself a LOT of pigs. Free energy. And a great way to dispose of enemies.

Wait – what? There are mines?

PERFECT!

Me and my midget – ah, er – dwarf – ah, er – little person – height disadvantaged filipina – ah, er – spouse officially request asylum.

I wonder if Tina Turner would be interested in writing / singing the Weaseltown anthem.

E M B A R G O _ O N ! ! !

 


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: July 8, 2018, 12:45 pm

Dw i ddim yn eisiau tatws.

I started learning Welsh a while back. Need to pick it back up. The tricky part is that single v in German is pronounced like English f, while single f in Welsh is pronounced like English v. I keep mispronouncing. Must be too old.

 


Comment from Sam Hall
Time: July 9, 2018, 11:56 am

Abber-hlay-ven-ee? Dunno,sounds kind of quaint. Very Welsh. Though maybe Wenci or Dwyn would be more mustelid-icious?

 


Comment from JohnSF
Time: July 13, 2018, 10:05 pm

@Ric Fan:
Trefgwenci
(I think)
(Rwy’n credu)
🙂

 

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