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    A passer-by told a woman in a shop to stop speaking “foreign muck” to her baby, while she was actually speaking Welsh in Wales. The woman shared her shocking experience in tweets, which went viral among thousands of concerned users.

    Elin Jones, a town councilor in Lampeter, South Wales, was out with her little daughter doing her Saturday shopping at the local store, when she unwillingly found herself in a weird situation. She was explaining in Welsh to her one-year-old child about the food that was on the shelves, when a stranger confronted the mum for speaking "foreign muck" and told her to speak English instead.

    ​Ms. Jones, who is a first-generation Welsh speaker, shared this uninvited comment with Twitter users, who found it both discriminating and ridiculous.

    ​According to Elin, when she politely pointed out that she was speaking Welsh, the nosy customer just walked away in angry silence. "She didn't try to justify her comments," Ms. Jones explained replying to other users' comments.

    ​Some people felt so ashamed about this incredible intolerance that they actually began apologizing for the stranger's gaffe.

    ​Dozens of users wrote in comments, expressing their support to Elin and sharing their experience, which was often quite similar to hers.


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