K.t.K.
Addendum Wales
Thu Jun 03, 5:42

While visiting Barry, So. Wales, I found this crazy-looking post card long and skinny. On it was the longest word in the Welsh language:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Upon returning home I relocated my friend, who always went by "Ted Lewis, the Kid from South Wales." He was age 70 now and I wanted to show him multiple proofs that I had enthusiastically visited both Barry and Barry Dock, regardless he referred to the locale as "arm-pit of the world." Then I popped the post card on him. Without hesitation he smirked and rattled off the word with proper accent just as he had memorized it in childhood. I'll NEVER be able to say it!

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      • Addendum Wales — K.t.K., Thu Jun 03 5:42
        • Flanfair-a-go-gogobs, Thu Jun 03 11:47
          Kenny ... yes, the most famous Welsh word which requires a twist in the tongue just to pronounce the first and last eight letters correctly ... you've mention Ted Lewis and Barry peninsula or estuary ... more
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