Lake Chargoggagogg manchauggagogg chaubunagungamaugg

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is the longest place name in the United States and 6th longest in the world. The name also contains more instances of the letter "a" (ten) than any other word in the English language.

[ed. I added two spaces to the name to force it to wrap around under the thumbnail. The actual name has no spaces in it.]
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@ 2007-12-10 12:57:12
My father was from Massachusetts, and taught us the name of this lake when we were kids. I always loved to say it!!
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@ 2008-06-17 09:07:23
I was taught the name as a child also. I heard it means: "I fish on my side, you fish on your side, nobody fishes in the middle".
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@ 2010-04-19 01:52:22
Thanks! I have the old worn out t-shirt. Got it from a thrift store & even "What not to wear" can take it away from me! Glad to read that it really exists, & the meaning sounds right. Cheers!
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@ 2012-10-29 15:29:38
My step-dad grew up in Webster, MA, and he told us all about the area, and he taught us all how to pronounce the name. When he passed away one of his grands only wanted his t-shirt that he wore for years with the lake's name on it. She still has it so many years later! In fact, I was telling one of his great-grands about the lake name and to see if we could find a source for another tee. This is how we found this link and picture of the lake. Some day we'll visit the area in his honor!
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@ 2016-02-24 11:55:31
Thanks!
Love it that it's out there.
Our father ( born 1912 Idaho, but knew people from all over the country and was a trucker for years ) would sometimes teach us funny things to say. He told us this was a real name, of a real lake and we beleived him!

But there are those who don't believe it exists, because it is sooo fun to say !! He made a point of teaching it to any child who wanted.

Fun :)