Happened to come across this in the Guardian.
If you can't be bothered to read it, it's about one Manchan Magan who goes around the country speaking to people in Irish & nothing else. The reaction is often one of incomprehension & hostility at times.
I don't know if Manchan watches S4C, but a guy who lives in this town - Ifor ap Glyn - did the same kind of thing in Wales a few months back, but he took a TV crew around with him. He went to the most English speaking parts of Wales, border towns & the like, & engaged people in Welsh & in Welsh only.
The results were surprising - he got on fine. People were often bemused, but they were invariably kind to him, usually worked out what he was on about without too much trouble and more often than not managed a few words of Welsh - & some could manage rather more than that.
Why the difference?