Watch Welsh MP Albert Owen Say 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch'

Watch Welsh MP Say 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch'

Full marks to Labour MP Albert Owen for not only managing to crowbar the word "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" into a Commons debate, but for pronouncing it with ease.

The MP for Ynys Môn spotted his chance on Thursday, as MPs quizzed the leader of the House Chris Grayling.

"The leader the house will be aware the Women's Institute are celebrating the centenary this year. He may be further aware it was founded in the pioneering county of Anglesey at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch," he said, without pause.

Another MP shouted out: "Spell it!"

Owen replied: "I will help Hansard later." Hansard is the written record of everything said in the House of Commons.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, at 58 characters, is the longest place name in Britain. It is, perhaps understandably, often referred to by its nicknames Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG.

Translated into English the name of the town means: "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave."

Here is a song to help you learn how to pronounce it as well as Owen.

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