Its claim to fame is its name - one of the world's longest.

So you might expect those writing signs to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg to try extra hard to copy it down correctly.

But it has emerged that directions to the beauty spot have been spelled wrong for years.

The Indian name, which means 'The fishing place at the boundaries, the neutral meeting ground', was written with an O at letter 20 in place of a U and an H at letter 38 instead of an N.

Officials in Webster, Massachusetts, found the error by consulting historical books and have promised to correct it.

Many residents in the small town do not even try to pronounce its name, simply referring to it as Lake Webster.

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6 Responses
  1. fox Says:

    I try to remember it about 1 hour & still can't remember it. He3...

  2. Anney Says:

    LOL it's hard to pronounce! happy weekend Sera!

  3. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, its so very-very unique name for a lake, that it's..

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  4. Sera Melinda Says:

    trying for 1 hour, huh? THat's a long time only for a word, hahaa..... Yeah, i even can't pronounce it, let alone memorize it!

    I've told ya on the title ;)

  5. Dee Says:

    Well, the lake's name is really quite a mouthful. My tongue tripped over itself while reading it, hehe. :D The name is of native American origin.

  6. amiable amy Says:

    wowow! Very interesting....LOL...i can't pronounce it of course...thanks for sharing

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