Weatherman nails pronunciation of Welsh town’s 58-letter name

Thursday September 10th, 2015

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

[via Slate]

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