The Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has the longest name of any place in the UK and Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton nailed the pronunciation.
Liam Dutton is a bit of a showoff. The Welshman does the weather for Britain’s Channel 4 and decided to show everyone he knows how to pronounce the 58-letter name of a town in northwest Wales, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. (It shows up hyphenated here, but it’s supposed to be just one word.)
The thing is, he didn’t even have to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch didn’t hit 21 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, an air force base near Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch did. But Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a lot of fun to say, so we can’t blame him. It’s just not as fun to type.
- Dan Gartland