A Conversation for Llanfairpwll­gwyngyll­gogerychwyrndrobwll­llantysilio­gogogoch, Anglesey, Wales

It's not just a long place name...

Post 1

aPerson, An Angelastic (and alliterative) Acronymaniac

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It's not just a long place name...

Post 2

Maurice Deebank

I feel I can comment on this one (I was born at 21 Cae Cyniciog in the village and lived there till I was 20). Llanfair PG isn't the longest name in the world there is a longer one (Maori - another ambattled indiginous race!) in New Zealand, although I can't remember it. There was talk at one time of one of the 'little' railways in Snowdonia building a station and calling something longer - what a cheap trick!

Although it is a claim to fame having come from the village, it is also a pain in the a**e because people always want you to say the name.

Anyway, Llanfair has lovely views of the mountains and a number of interesting pubs varying in their traditional North Welsh unfriendliness, it also has the Marquis of Anglesey's column errected for the eponymous second in command at Waterloo, his house at Plas Newydd down by the Straits and a groovy burial chamber at Bryn Celli Ddu. All in all a great place to grow up (well it was in the 70s and 80s anyway).


It's not just a long place name...

Post 3

Maurice Deebank

I feel I can comment on this one (I was born at 21 Cae Cyniciog in the village and lived there till I was 20). Llanfair PG isn't the longest name in the world there is a longer one (Maori - another ambattled indiginous race!) in New Zealand, although I can't remember it. There was talk at one time of one of the 'little' railways in Snowdonia building a station and calling something longer - what a cheap trick!

Although it is a claim to fame having come from the village, it is also a pain in the a**e because people always want you to say the name.

Anyway, Llanfair has lovely views of the mountains and a number of interesting pubs varying in their traditional North Welsh unfriendliness, it also has the Marquis of Anglesey's column errected for the eponymous second in command at Waterloo, his house at Plas Newydd down by the Straits and a groovy burial chamber at Bryn Celli Ddu. All in all a great place to grow up (well it was in the 70s and 80s anyway).


It's not just a long place name...

Post 4

Psigeist

I once had a platform ticket (from the early 1960s) which gave the full name of the place - prefixed by "Station of" - making the name even longer!
Also what about the merchant navy training school that was nearby...
TS INDEFATIGABLE (!)


It's not just a long place name...

Post 5

sgwbsyci

I'm told there's a tune you can sing it to - I thought it was Llwyn Onn / The Ash Grove, but can't make it fit .....?


It's not just a long place name...

Post 6

Litesmth

I think the place in New Zealand you are talking about is:

"Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu"
which translates as:
"The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as 'landeater,' played his flute to his loved one."

I remember Kenny Everett used to poke fun at the name on his show.

I have been to this place. It can be quite hard to find, because although the local Automobile Association put up a signpost, it is frequently stolen by souvenir hunters. When you get there it just looks like a hill. smiley - smiley


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