Thursday, 1 April 2010

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey has the longest place name in the U.K., 58 letters long! There's even a guide to pronunciation on the sign. The name is Welsh for Saint Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave. :-)

6 comments:

Tina said...

oh my goodness i couldnt even read it. good job i had the translation underneath! enjoyed trying to pronounce it ha ha!

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Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Fantastic! Now I'm going to spend all night trying to memorize it and impress my friends!

Jaffer said...

A little helpful Audio should help you pronounce it like a pro

Alison said...

Wooooow. That is a horribly long name! Lol, I'm glad I won't be traveling there any time soon!

Ratty said...

The title intrigued me. I thought you got hijacked when I first saw it. I also thought if you didn't then it would be something pretty interesting. It's fun trying to figure out how to pronounce what it says. I've been trying ever since I saw the link on my blog. I'll check out the audio link the other person gave. :)

Ryan said...

This is very interesting. I never knew that an actual word was this long. I think it's great that there is a guide so people will know how to say it. Too often people worry about the pronunciation of a word instead of its meaning.

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