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Next message Bill posted on Friday, 17 June, 2005 - 09:45 am

There, is in principle, "antidisestablishmentarianistically", which is six letters longer.

I used to know the full name of Llanfair PG by heart. :-)
Next message Mike posted on Sunday, 19 June, 2005 - 10:49 pm
Being Welsh I couldn't resist this one


a ridiculous name? with 58 letters.

The 58 character name Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogerychwyrndrobwll­llantysiliogogogoch is the famous name of a town in Anglesey, Wales in the United Kingdom. This place name is actually 51 letters long, as certain character groups in Welsh are considered as one letter, for instance ll, ng and ch.

It is generally agreed, however, that this invented name, adopted in the mid 19th century, was contrived solely to be the longest name of any town in Britain. The official name of the place is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, commonly abbreviated to "Llanfairpwll" or the somewhat jocular "Llanfair PG".


The full name means "St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave"
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