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Teango
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 Message 3577 of 3737
22 May 2015 at 6:18am | IP Logged 
When you kick yourself for visiting Wales umpteen times yet having never stopped at this famous location [source: Wikipedia]:



Meaning: Parish [church] of [St.] Mary (Llanfair) [in] Hollow (pwll) of the White Hazel [township] (gwyn gyll) near (go ger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrn drobwll) [and] the parish [church] of [St.] Tysilio (Llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo[f] goch).

Pronunciation: Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysil io­gogo­goch.


Edited by Teango on 22 May 2015 at 6:39am

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Josquin
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 Message 3578 of 3737
22 May 2015 at 3:29pm | IP Logged 
There's a fun song teaching you how to pronounce the name of this village:

How to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

It's really catchy and I learned to pronounce the whole name after listening to it for a few times.
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Rem
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 Message 3579 of 3737
22 May 2015 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
When everyone around you is talking excitedly about Eurovision and you're despairing
because so many of the songs are in English. :(
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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3580 of 3737
22 May 2015 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
..when you're watching videos of older Eurovision songs and sing along in languages you don't yet know.
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