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CHARGOGAGOGMANCHARGOGAGOGCHARBUNAGUNGAMOG

Any one know if this is a real word ??
 

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yes it is a lake in massachussetts
 
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gravenewworld said:
yes it is a lake in massachussetts
Cheers, i found it amid some word oddities, i have a few more that are not in
my dictionary. :smile:
 
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However, in Massachusetts, there is Lake CHARGOGAGOGMANCHARGOGAGOGCHARBUNAGUNGAMOG, usually listed on maps as "Lake Webster." It supposedly means "You fish on your side, I'll fish on my side, nobody fish in the middle."

A reader of this page suggests the word is spelled CHARGOGGAGOGGMANCHAUGGAGOGGCHAUBUNAGUNGAMOGG. Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary spells the word CHARGOGGAGOGGMANCHAUGGAGOGGCHAUBUNAGUNGAMAUGG.

However, another reader of this page writes: "I live in Dudley, MA, just west of Webster, MA. and I can verify that the lake is spelled Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchabunagungamaugg by the locals. Also, it doesn't supposedly mean anything. Nobody knows what it means. the 'i fish on my side....' or 'Neutral fishing ground' are just common guesses. From what I've learned, people that have attempted translations learned that it has nothing to do with fishing at all, but the 'neutral borders' might be a closer translation, as it's at the boundary of where a few Indian tribes once lived."

from A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia
 
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drats beat me to it! How about your UK...
LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH
 
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Are these real words ?

PHONOCARDIOGRAPHICALLY, PRORHIPIDOGLOSSOMORPHA, SUPRADIAPHRAGMATICALLY, and MACRACANTHORHYNCHIASIS.
 
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hypatia said:
drats beat me to it! How about your UK...
LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH
Yes i did know what it meant, some thing about a pond by a cave ?
 
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I think I've been there when I was young. Deffinately been in the area.

Funny place names: http://places.jump-around.com/browse/ [Broken]
You can also search by postcode (UKers only.)
I live 49 miles from Cock Heads and 20 miles from Wetwang, which is quite a nice village, despite its name.
 
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wolram said:
Yes i did know what it meant, some thing about a pond by a cave ?
It`s a little village in Anglsey and means ; "Saint 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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It`s a little village in Anglsey and means ; "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave."
Thank heaven for post codes. :biggrin:
 
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matthyaouw said:
I think I've been there when I was young. Deffinately been in the area.

Funny place names: http://places.jump-around.com/browse/ [Broken]
You can also search by postcode (UKers only.)
I live 49 miles from Cock Heads and 20 miles from Wetwang, which is quite a nice village, despite its name.
Did Richard Whitely live in Wetwang ?
 
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PHONOCARDIOGRAPHICALLY;
An attempt at the assessment of myocardial contractility from phonocardiographically measured time components of ventricular contraction in patients with prosthetic aortic valves. Asynchronous activation as a cause of diminished velocity of contraction.

How good is Google!
 
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He was made honorary mayor of Wetwang after taking the wee wee out of its name for so long (at least I think that's how it went) but I don't think he ever lived there. I hope they make a memorial statue there. Carol Vordeman can inscribe it.
 
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zanazzi78 said:
PHONOCARDIOGRAPHICALLY;
An attempt at the assessment of myocardial contractility from phonocardiographically measured time components of ventricular contraction in patients with prosthetic aortic valves. Asynchronous activation as a cause of diminished velocity of contraction.

How good is Google!
Well thats cleared that one up :confused: Measuring artificial heart beat with
sound recording :confused:
 
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matthyaouw said:
He was made honorary mayor of Wetwang after taking the wee wee out of its name for so long (at least I think that's how it went) but I don't think he ever lived there. I hope they make a memorial statue there. Carol Vordeman can inscribe it.
My mom misses count down so much.
 

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