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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hey, What's In A Name? When It's The Longest One In The US for a Lake A Lot I Guess....

Well the government has been getting it wrong all these years and nobody seems to have caught the typo until now, that being the spelling of the country's longest name for a lake....

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

How'd you like to have to spell that crap out every time you send out a bill or letter? I'd move.
Ananova - Longest place name spelt wrongly:Embarrassed US officials have been forced to admit that they have been spelling Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg wrongly for years.

The typos in the country's longest place name were revealed by local newspaper, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which has been covering the misspelling scandal since 2003.

Resolving the issue involved large amounts of research into the two dozen spelling variants for the lake, in Webster, Massachusetts, reports Metro.

Eventually, it was determined that the 45-letter Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg was the correct spelling, and that the signs saying 'Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaoggagoggchaubunaguhgamaugg' were wrong, inserting an 'o' for a 'u' at position 20, and an 'h' for an 'n' at position 38.

The research also found that the 49-letter variant, Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, was the second most common version.

The local Chamber of Commerce will now attempt to find out who painted the signs in the first place, and get them to correct them.

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is commonly referred to as Webster Lake by locals for obvious reasons.


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  1. There is no correct spelling: the name is a transliteration at best because the Red Indians in Massachusetts had no writing, no alphabet. There can only be a "commonly accepted" spelling. What folks won't do to attract otherwise jaded tourists.

  2. I just thought it was a nutty place and thing for people to be worried about if it's been this way for how long? Thanks for the history PT

    What's keeping people from that state are the morons that run it and the morons who keep letting them..

    Apparently most everyone up that way nowadays takes it in the rear without a problem like their sticky palmed and limp wristed Cogretttthhhhman Bendover Barney, AKA Elmer Pud


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