You can't blame the residents of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales for preferring to call their village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, or Llanfairpwll. According to expert Adrian Room, this astonishing name (the longest in the UK, and one of the longest in the world) means something along the lines of "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave."

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The welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery​chwyrndrobwllllantysiliogo​gogoch has quite a long name, no? It means "Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave.

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