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What is the origin of the stereotype that says that Welsh people are closely aquainted with a certain type of livestock?

Question #114331. Asked by clarod.

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The insult of calling Welsh people sheep-shaggers is not limited to Wales. The name is used to describe people from Aberdeen, Scotland and New Zealand, too. It appears to be a common insult among rivalry football (soccer) clubs, due to the major farming industry in those areas related to lamb and mutton butchering/shearing.


Apr 26 2010, 10:14 AM
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