Saturday, May 07, 2005

What Makes the Melon Ball Bounce?

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamatea (Turipukakapimaaungahoronuku). At 83 letters long, it's the second longest place name in the world. The name translates to "The brow of the hill where Tamatea (the man with the big knees who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains) who traveled all over the world played his noseflute for his lover." It's in New Zealand and I've been there. All this time I thought it was the longest place name in the world, but today I found that the full name for Bangkok is actually 167 letters long. ("It begins with "Krung Thep something something something" and ends with a "t.")

Fuck. My life is a lie.

(And if you can answer the question posed in this post's title, I'll buy you a drink.)

1 comment:

  1. Would it perhaps be the ice-tart taste of Sprite?