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"Wrong spelling on signs for Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg" -- headline, Daily Mail (London), April 22
"Wrong spelling on signs for Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg" -- headline,
There's a picture of a misspelled sign, lyrics from "The Lake Song" by Ethel Merman and Ray Bolger "Oh, we took a walk one evening and we sat down on a log/ By Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg", and an etymological excursus: There is more consensus on the meaning of Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, but it turns out the consensus is wrong.
Town Hall Auditorium, 260 Commercial St., Provincetown. 617-878-2365, www.massequality.org Something's brewing: It's hard to pronounce Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg under any circumstances.
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg can be found in the town of Webster,
Collecting maps with quirky place names is also fun, especially when snapshots reinforce the apparent absurdity of toponyms like Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, or Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, a lake in central Massachusetts near the Connecticut border.
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