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 that ran down from one of his fields
Realizing 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.
Realizing 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. The 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 a 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..."
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