Are we there yet?

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Are we there yet?

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:25 pm

Mum: We've got a long road trip ahead of us.
Me: Where are we going?
Mum: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Me: Why have we stopped?
Mum: We've arrived.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:17 am

Then we went into a restaurant and asked the waitress how to pronounce the name of where we were.
She said, "Burrrgerr Kiingg".
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Post by Dunkeld » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:24 am

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Mum: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Once I have been there.
Reminds me of this long German word: Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän

Or even longer: Donau­dampfschifffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaft
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Post by Bobinwales » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Welcome Dunkeld, or can I call you Paul? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch translates as, "The Church of St Mary's in the hollow of the white hazel near to the fierce whirlpool of St Tysilio of the red cave".
And your examples mean?
I have not been to Germany since 1972, I stayed in Oberursel, visited Frankfurt of course and spent a day in Leonberg near Stuttgart, where I met the parents of a young lady who had spent a year in Wales... I am sure you understand!
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Post by Dunkeld » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:51 pm

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:46 pm

I have not been to Germany since 1972, I stayed in Oberursel, visited Frankfurt of course and spent a day in Leonberg near Stuttgart, where I met the parents of a young lady who had spent a year in Wales... I am sure you understand!
Yes, I do understand! :)

And yes, you can call me Paul. :)

About Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän:

It could be translated as: "Captain of the Danube Steam Shipping Company."
But maybe such a company and such a title never existed - maybe the word was just made up. :)
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