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It was a nice gesture, Google, but… FAIL!

Today is St David’s day, a day when the Welsh celebrate being Welsh, and all things Welsh, and general Welshness.

Google made a very nice gesture, by adding a little drawing of Caernarfon Castle to its search page.

Google St David's day FAILNothing wrong with that, you might think – after all, you don’t get much Welsher than Caernarfon Castle.

Except, Caernarfon Castle was built by the English king, Edward I, to subdue the Welsh.

As one of my Facebook friends said: “I hope they put an Indian takeaway there on St George’s Day.”

Nice try, Google, but… FAIL!



3 Responses to It was a nice gesture, Google, but… FAIL!

  1. Tangwystl Goch 1st March 2010 at 11:34 am #

    It might have been built to subdue the Welsh but most of the castles we have were, the Welsh didn’t go in for building castles until at least the 11th century and they were nearly always made of wood. It was the Normans who built the majority of our castles, or who at least influenced their building, and while they may have originally been built to control and oppress the Welsh people, guess who’s making money charging English tourists to see them?

    (okay, so they charge English and Welsh tourists alike but it’s a nice thought nevertheless, just be greatful google have actually recognised it for once as a day worth celebrating)

    Hwyl fawr a dydd gŵyl Dewi hapus!

    • debbidoo 1st March 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Hey :)

      Fair point and I agree with you to a degree – they made the effort, and that’s a good thing :) But there were Welsh castles built at around the same time, for example Criccieth and Dolwyddelan – with Google’s resources, you’d think they would’ve done a bit of research :)

      Anyway- diolch yn fawr iawn am gymryd yr amser i adael sylw – dydd gŵyl Dewi hapus i chdi hefyd :)

  2. Wilfrid Hartnagel 29th January 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    There are plenty of stone circles – and no entrance fees.

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