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Pity the poor conductor of this train

  1. Jul 27, 2011 #1


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    ...having to call out the name of this station.


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  3. Jul 27, 2011 #2
    Conductor: "Now arriving at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantsiliogogogoch"

    Passenger: "Gesundheit"
  4. Jul 27, 2011 #3


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    I've been there. And I've heard it spoken several times.

    It's that bad with a little practice.
  5. Jul 27, 2011 #4
    The Welsh and the Germans should get together to see who can make the longest words. I was in grade school when I first saw that sign. They still haven't shortened it. I doubt if the Germans can match it.

    EDIT: On the other hand: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsesetz. (For some reason, a space is being inserted, but it is one word.)
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  6. Jul 27, 2011 #5
    Yes, it's that bad.
    Near the bottom of the page is a button to click to hear it spoken.
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  8. Jul 27, 2011 #7
    I was making good progress dissecting the word until I got to the 4 consecutive L's..
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  10. Jul 28, 2011 #9
    That's easy, I could read it faster.
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