Welcome To “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!”
Yes, it’s the real name of a town in Wales, and thanks to British weatherman Liam Dutton, we now know how to pronounce it!
Yes, Dutton was giving a weather forecast for all of England and he chose to mention this town, and he pronounced the 58-letter name of Welsh village “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” flawlessly!
This video is a few years old, but it’s new to me, and a marvel to behold!
Watch and admire!
What a flawless pronunciation! Oh, and I have updated this post since Liam saw it and made a couple of notes for me – thanks Liam!
My other friend, Pete Johnson, also sent a note to tell me that the translation for the name is:
‘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’.
Thanks so much, Pete! You should all be following him at:
And a little research shows that the town is a bit of a tourist destination, just for shots like these:
Ha! This is why I love the internet – to come across these funny and fascinating stories and sharing them with all of you! Because I work in television, I am particularly interested in the wacky bloopers that happen every single day around the world:
Who knows what was going on here – but here is a link to some really entertaining bloopers – check them out!
Once again, bravo to Weather Forecaster Liam Dutton!