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Posted 09/06/2013   10:31 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How would you like to write THIS name for an address???

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston.../2381734582/

I recall quite some time ago being driven by here by my boyfriend, and not believing him when he said the lake had a very, very long name!
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Posted 09/06/2013   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that is long. I read somewhere, years back that a place name in Wales was the longest, but I think that lake in Mass. USA has Wales UK beat by at least several letters.
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Posted 09/06/2013   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terence Collins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The small Welsh village with the longest name in Britain is 58 letters in length, the name of your lake, if I count correctly, is 49 letters long. Here is the Welsh one....

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Terry

Edit: Here is the sign at the railway station.



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Posted 09/06/2013   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back to the Massachusetts lake, as noted in the Wiki link, the locals refer to it as Webster Lake. Although there are several alternative spellings, this one shown at a shopping plaza near the site has 45 letters, add the word "Lake" and you're up to 49 letters:



A version was even put to music. If you want to learn how to say it, learn this song (lyrics included)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhL4rg7yO4E

From a philatelic standpoint it's too bad they never had a post office, as it would have been a real challenge to get that name in the CDS on a postmark!

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Posted 09/06/2013   1:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If any of these names were to be posted in any of my files, I would be blaming my cat for running over the keyboard.

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Posted 09/06/2013   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Welsh name looks like something I would verbalize after too many drinks. The Massachusetts name looks like the sound I would make while falling down the stairs soon after that...
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Posted 02/15/2014   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shown is a long name on a US postmark: Schleisingerville, Wisconsin. In December of 1921 the town had its name shortened to Slinger. So there is a bit of postal history to this postcard.



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Posted 02/15/2014   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting story about Baruch Schleissinger Weil, the namesake upon which Schleisingerville, Wisconsin (later Slinger, WI) was originally named:

http://images.library.wisc.edu/WI/E...rs.i0008.pdf
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