Contrast and Compare
The furrin' place in question has its own language.
It was brought from Great Britain to Armorica by migrating Britons during the Early Middle Ages, making it an Insular Celtic language. It is most closely related to Cornish. Welsh and the extinct Cumbric, both Western Brittonic languages, are more distantly related.
Having declined from more than one million speakers around 1950 to about 200,000 in the first decade of the 21st century, the language is classified as "severely endangered" by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. However, the number of children attending bilingual classes rose 33% between 2006 and 2012 to 14,709.
Time for teasing is over.
The town in Rennes "capital" of Brittany with a city population similar to Northampton and an urban area population similar to that of Leicester. The local language, related to Cornish, is Breton.
The wiggly metal roof (a bit London Bridge-like but even more wiggly) is on Rennes railway station. When fbb passed through 63 tears ago (with dad who was off to buy cabbages from the farmers around Brest) the station looked very different.
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