Want to take a trip to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? No we didn’t choke on a grape, it’s actually a place and if you want to hear it pronounced check out this video. Channel 4 British weatherman Liam Dutton pronounced a fifty-eight letter name of a Welsh village in Europe,
This happened during a live weather forecast and the video has quickly gone viral earning him praises to his casual pronunciation of this so complicated name of a place. You can’t fool us though, he must have been practicing for hours!
For those who aren’t familiar with the name and skeptics who assume that it was just a typographical error, here is a fun fact. The village does exists and it is located at Anglesey, in North Wales. It was also declared by the Guinness Book of Records for being the United Kingdom’s longest place name.
I can’t even begin to imagine what people were thinking when they came up with Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch as a name… ok, enter Wikipedia!
According to Wikipedia, the long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860’s. It became one of the most successful tourist marketing plans of all time. To know the exact origin of the word in details and to learn how to pronounce it the right way you can check it out here. If you are good learning the words through a song, you can watch the video below.