Just a short trip from Boston in
the small town of Webster, Massachusetts,
there is a lake that has been bugging locals for years. The issue has nothing
to do with the look of the lake or even the smell of it. The problem lies within
the body of water’s official name…
Yeah, good luck pronouncing that monstrous collection of vowels and
consonants on the first attempt. It seems that the residents have such a hard
time pronouncing the 13-syllable lake’s name properly, that they have opted to
just call it simply Lake Webster.
is the longest name for a locale in the United
States. It is the 6th longest in the world.
The 49-character name (the picture above was actually abbreviated by
four-letters) has the letter “g" in it 17 times! You would clean up
nicely if you picked the 7th letter of the alphabet while playing
Wheel of Fortune with this title.
That is in fact the most times a letter in the alphabet appears in one word.
The name also features the letter “a” an astonishing 10 times (excluding the “a” in
“lake”), which is also more than any word in the English language. So what does
the name translate to exactly? Lake Webster’s
official name is believed to mean, “Fishing Place
at the Boundaries — Neutral Meeting Grounds.”
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