Jimmy Fallon and actress Naomi Watts must be proud after a weatherman nailed in?pronouncing the longest named village in the United Kingdom located in Wales: llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.Below, you can watch the video that amazed the weatherman himself (you can see the excitement in his eyes after successfully enunciating the village?s name) and countless people all over the world.
Earlier this year, Jimmy Fallon talked with Insurgent actress Naomi Watts about llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch because her father was born in the town. See below how Watts, a local resident from the country, pronounces it:
How To Say The Name
How did both Watts and the Channel 4 weatherman do it? Did they pronounce it right? Here is the right way to pronounce the village according to the village?s website: Llan-fair-pwll-gwyn-gyll-go-ger-ych-wyrn-drob-wll-llan-ty-silio-go-go-goch.
If you fail miserably in pronouncing it, you can just call it ?Llanfairpwll? just like how the locals do or ?Llanfair. P.G?. You can also either check the country?s website for a detailed guide on how to properly enunciate their country?s name or check the video below:
Why Is It Called That Way?
The name actually tells the exact location of the place. Here is the translated version of the name according to the village?s website: ?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.?
The name was originally called Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll until it was changed in the 19th century to help boost the village?s tourism. ?A local committee was put together to try and encourage trains, travelers, and 19th century tourists to stop at the village in order to help develop the village as a commercial and tourist centre,? the village?s website wrote.
The village?s website claims that they have the ?longest valid domain name in the world? with a full 70 characters.Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was also listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 2002 for having the longest name.
Netizens Congratulate Weatherman
Numerous people on Twitter congratulated the Channel 4 News weatherman, Liam Dutton, for perfectly pronouncing name of the village. Were you also impressed like these people below?
— Roque Bourdieu (@roquebour) September 9, 2015
@liamdutton meant to say well done the other night. My Welsh wife was very impressed too!
— Goosemeister96 (@goosemeister96) September 10, 2015