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Old 10-30-2014, 06:05 AM   #1
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The 2nd longest place name - an actual village in Wales

I wonder how long it takes parents to teach their kids to give the full 58 character answer to 'where are you from?'

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And the longest (85 characters) in New Zealand...
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The shortest place names are A in Norway and Y in France.

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I can't imagine how long it takes parents to teach their kids to give the full 58 character answer to 'where are you from?'
AFAIK, this name was made up as a gimmick to attract tourists. The locals just call it "Llanfair" (pronounced "clan-fire", approximately, although don't tell my Welsh wife that I said that was remotely accurate).
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Been there. Nice little place on Anglesey. The Welsh generally call it Llanfair PG, for obvious reasons.. )
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I was there also - on my way to the ferry to Ireland.
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DW and I stopped and snapped a pic here in 2010, on an 18 day tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
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AFAIK, this name was made up as a gimmick to attract tourists. The locals just call it "Llanfair" (pronounced "clan-fire", approximately, although don't tell my Welsh wife that I said that was remotely accurate).
Actually the original name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. The long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s, so "gimmick" might be a little harsh after 150 some years. And in the spirit of picking nits, "Llanfair" isn't the original or official name either.
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Not a place... but it is a US fish

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I have always found Hawaiian words and names difficult to memorize, though they are so easy to pronounced. Too many vowels and syllables!

I remember muumuu and pupu, and that is about it.
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I believe the smallest state in the USA has the longest official name: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Not to mention a very cool seal:
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Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaug is one of the longest words in the English language and certainly one of the longest place name in the world. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is a 1,442-acre lake with a 17-mile shoreline in Webster, Mass.
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Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaug

That was a First Class Scout requirement in our troop... first to pronounce, and second to know that it meant
"You fish on your side, I fish on my side and nobody fish in the middle."

We took the troop there to canoe, one time., just to say we'd been there. Circa 1951.
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