TONGUE-twisters abound on the net, but none can match the linguistically challenging Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (www.nwi.co.uk/llanfair/index.htm). |
This British village with the longest name has capitalised on its unique feature on the Net and in real tourism terms.
Pay a visit to the web site and learn to pronounce the name from the sound files, learn about its history and peruse a selection of things to see and places to stay.
There is no end to the delights on the web targeted specifically at linguaphiles. One of the top resources is Anu Garg's ingenious Wordsmith website (www.wordsmith.org).
This site is a treasure trove for anyone fascinated or only slightly interested in words.
This no-bells-or-whistles website houses the highly popular "A Word a Day" mailing list which sends subscribers a new word each day (complete with meaning, pronounciation and example of use), with each week's selections following specific themes.
Incidentally, South Africans rank 18th among 130 countries on the user lists for this feature.
Alternately, give the anagram generator a whirl (www.wordsmith.org/anagram/index. html). "Nelson Mandela" produced dozens of results including: "all sane men nod" and "lead man Nelson". Less sensible were "Alan, send melon", and "Nasa lend lemon".