This post is a result of something in yesterday's comments (and also a result of me going off on a tangent). According to this article, the world's longest place name is in Thailand. However, the name that's officially in the Guiness Book of Records is from NZ, being:
The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as land eater, played his flute to his loved one.
This name is apparently being challenged by the Welsh, who claim that Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is actually the longest place name.
What is my point? Nothing really. I just thought it was interesting. I dare one of you to use any one of these names in a book. *g*