What’s Weird In Wales?

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Wales (country that is part of the United Kingdom), there is a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58 letters), which in English means “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio near the red cave.” The locals call it Llanfairpwll. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest single word .com domain name in the world.

11 Comments on “What’s Weird In Wales?”

  1. According to Wikipedia:

    The full name of the village is pronounced IPA: [??an.vair.pu?.??w??n.????.?o.???r.?.??w?rn.?dro.bu?.??an.t??.?sil.jo.??o.?o.??o??], or with [?] for [??], [p??, b??] for [pu?, bu?], depending on the speaker’s accent.

  2. i thought that the longest word was a trian station not a villiage and that it was 49 letters long not 58 letters long???

  3. The train station is actually in the village of the same name. The village is on a tiny island called Anglesey which is adjoined to the mainland by two separate bridges.

  4. Wikipedia lists 28 One-letter place names. Ok, now what happens when these two places play each other in football and the cheerleaders yell the other teams names back and forth?

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