The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I suppose living in Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu would be worse than living in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the “wh” sound is pronounced “f”. Say it aloud in your office and see what happens.

The 22 Worst Place Names in the World

Courtesy of Mark comes this list of badly named places in the world. Number 8 is where my parents got married. And what place is number one?

You'll just have to read and find out …

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