Results for - Wow, That's A Mouthful! Longest Town Name In The World

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1. Last Wednesday, British weatherman Liam Dutton of Channel 4 perfectly pronounced the longest town name in Europe, thanks to studying Welsh as a child. He correctly pronounced the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which was the warmest place in Wales Tuesday with temperatures reaching 21C. And that wasn't even the longest town name in the world--that honor goes to New Zealand's Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Do you think you could pronounce either of these names correctly?

Not in a million years!
50%
746 votes
Maybe with lots of practice and if I heard them over and over again
24%
356 votes
Sure, easy as pie
3%
43 votes
I wouldn't even be able to sound it out
12%
181 votes
N.A
12%
176 votes
The longest documented name ever belongs to a German-born Philadelphia (1904 - 1985) whose name was legally changed by him, in 1975, to

2. The longest documented name ever belongs to a German-born Philadelphia (1904 - 1985) whose name was legally changed by him, in 1975, to "Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvim John Kenneth Loyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor Willian Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaftschafers wesenchafewarenwholgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvonangereifen duchihrraubgiriigfeindewelchevorralternzwolftausendjahresvorandieer scheinenbanderersteerdeemmeshedrraumschiffgebrauchlichtalsseinu rsprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternartigraumaufde rsuchenachdiesternwelshegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichund wohinderneurassevanverstandigmenshlichkeittkonntevortpflanzenundsiche rfreunanlebenslamdlichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvon andererintlligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum", but thankfully he went by the shortened name of Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff. His legal first name was composed of 26 words, each beginning with one letter of the English alphabet. What do you think about this?

He has one mean sense of humor and the absurd
17%
262 votes
Wow, even his shortened name is a mouthful!
14%
216 votes
Why? Why would he do something like this?
29%
440 votes
I think it's awesome!
4%
65 votes
Not sure what to think!
19%
282 votes
N.A
15%
227 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
10 votes

3. Pablo Picasso was actually born with a very long name. His full baptismal name was registered as "Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso", and his parents gave him this long name to honor various saints and relatives. Added to these were the surnames Ruiz and Picasso, for his father and mother, as stated in Spanish law. What do you think of this?

Why would parents do something like this to a child?
39%
579 votes
It's a good thing he's famous for more than just his long name
9%
137 votes
Great that he chose to use only his first and last name--and it sounds like an artist
18%
267 votes
Given some of the paintings of his family, it's all clear now!!
8%
116 votes
I think it's a great name!
7%
101 votes
N/A
20%
295 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
7 votes

4. There are twenty-six locations in the world that have a documented single letter name, There are a total of seven villages in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway with the name Å, which means river in Scandinavian languages. Have you ever been to a town or village that has only a single letter as it's name?

Yes, I have
3%
52 votes
No, I have not
64%
956 votes
I don't think so...
15%
232 votes
N/A
17%
260 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
2 votes
09/13/2015 Trivia 1502 31 By: Harriet56

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