Where are you from??


Did you ever meet some and the first thing they as you is; hey man, here are you from?

If you are ever lucky enough to run across a person from this village in North Wales and ask their place of residence, be prepared for a five minute-answer while they are responding.  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the name of their town in Welsh land. Pronunciation:

(lan-vire-pool-guin-gith-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooth-clandus-ilio-gogo-goch)

Sounds like something I would say of I tripped over a curb, fell in the street, busted up my knees and elbows and almost got run over by a city bus.

At 58 letters, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest town name in all of Europe. It wasn’t always the town’s name, though—in the 1860s, the name was developed as a way to entice tourists to make the town a stop on their travels. It’s an amalgamation of the Welsh words and names for local landmarks, and it’s probably the best PR stunt of the 1860s—or today. So yeah, welcome to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch! You don’t need to be able to say it to enjoy your stay.

If you ever happen to be in North Wales and want to go see Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch, just bring this picture with you and show it to the cabbie. He will know where to take you.  Forget trying to pronounce it.

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