Video: Repeat after him (Llanfairpwllgwyn…)

Imagine living in a town whose name was 58 characters long. Better still, imagine being a broadcast journalist who is called upon to pronounce the name on-air, which — for your added amusement — contains two 10-letter-long stretches that are totally devoid of vowels.

Such was the challenge facing Liam Dutton, a meteorologist in the United Kingdom, who impressed viewers by not only correctly forecasting the weather for a particular town in Wales but correctly pronouncing its name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Here is the living proof:

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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