Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors
The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
WEBSTER, Mass. - Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaugg-agoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over the years. Some locals have given up and simply call it Lake Webster.
But after researching historical spelling combinations, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester said local Chamber of Commerce officials agreed that some signs were wrong. There was an "o" at letter 20 where a "u" should have been, and an "h" at letter 38 where an "n" should go.
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A friend snapped this photo of THINGS THAT MAKE US [SIC] on display at the Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue in NYC. Setting aside the thrill of that momentarily, we have to wonder...are we helpful, humorous, or odd?
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And now to return to our previously mentioned state of thrill.
Thanks to Michael S. for the photo. Plik! And thanks, also, to Craig C., who sent us a similar shot from Florida a few weeks back, which we would have posted except we were on deadline.