It may be a mouthful to say, but Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch in north west Wales was one of the warmest places in the UK today.

The small Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is likely no stranger to confusion or even fear at the sight of its incredibly long name –a name so long it threatens to destroy our website itself. (Sorry mobile users.) But that was no problem for Liam Dutton, a weatherman for Britain’s Channel 4 News who had no trouble with the cumbersome name, rattling it off with aplomb.

It seems Dutton is Welsh, which makes the feat slightly less incredible, but to get through a word of this size without a pause or a stumble is still some elite level pronunciation. This word is so long you have to take a nap in the middle of it. This word is so long it looks like the result of a cat sitting on a keyboard for several minutes.

It’s tempting to assume that the 58-letter name harkens back to a time when names had to be so accurate that they could act detailed maps to finding a place since it translates to “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave.” But, according to Wikipedia, the town adopted its overlong moniker in the 1860s as a promotional stunt in order to claim the longest place name in Europe.

Nevertheless the residents of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, who are presumably known as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochers seem quite proud of their town name’s impressive length, with their website proudly proclaiming itself “The longest URL on the Web!”

Congratulations guys that’s really….something.

[Huffington Post]

This reporter Is A Verbal Ninja – Now The Weather For Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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