Updated by WalesOnCraic on Jul 23, 2016
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10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales

Obama and other world leaders come to South Wales in September as part of the NATO Summit. But here are 10 things that he needs to know before he touches down on Welsh soil.

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Wales Is NOT Part Of England

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | Wales Is NOT Part Of England

It’s true. Ok, so we’re run by it, but we’ve still got our own TV channel. Sort of. Both of its viewers would tell you it’s the best TV channel in Wales.

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We Have Our Own Language

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | We Have Our Own Language

Some of us like to speak it when English people are within earshot. And to confuse matters even worse, some of us even speak half Welsh and half English in the SAME SENTENCE! Some words and phrases even sound the same. ‘Focking dickhead gobshite' sounds the same in Welsh as it does in English. Who knew?

3

We Don’t All Know Tom Jones Either

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | We Don’t All Know Tom Jones Either

As much as we’d love to tell you that we do know him, he pissed off to Los Angeles when we all still had black and white tellies. If we do meet you though, we’ll tell you that we do know him – just to keep you happy.

4

We Don’t Need Guns

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | We Don’t Need Guns

We let our fists do all the talking. Less lethal than guns and a lot cheaper too.

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No, Rugby Isn’t The Same As American Football

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | No, Rugby Isn’t The Same As American Football

We don’t need to wear crash helmets and we try to make our passages of play last more than 3 seconds. As long as we don’t pass to a back-row forward who will invariably knock-on, we can last it out a bit longer than that.

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Prince Charles Doesn’t Live In Wales

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | Prince Charles Doesn’t Live In Wales

Thankfully.

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Cardiff Wales Airport Is Truly International

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | Cardiff Wales Airport Is Truly International

Yep – we even fly to Ireland from it. Once a month. If enough people book to go on it.

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Yes, Cardiff’s City Hall DOES Look A Little Bit Like the White House

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | Yes, Cardiff’s City Hall DOES Look A Little Bit Like the White House

Yet it’s not vain enough to consider itself the place that all the aliens have to head to when they invade earth in those Armageddon-type Hollywood movies. It has far more class than that. It's not as needy as yours.

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We’ve Built A Huge Fence Around Cardiff...

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | We’ve Built A Huge Fence Around Cardiff...

...to stop the hen parties getting to you and getting you to pose for a selfie with a giant inflatable cock...It’s true!

10

We Don’t All Know Each Other

10 Things Obama NEEDS To Know Before He Comes To Wales | We Don’t All Know Each Other

Alright, so we’re all called Jones and Williams and Evans. But that doesn’t mean we all go round shagging each other. Not too much anyway.