Thursday, May 8, 2008

I Didn't Know That


The longest place-name still in use is:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaunga-
horonukupokaiwenuakitanatahu

It's a New Zealand hill. Apparently it means, Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one Your pace is too slow if you can spell, say or even think that place name while running! :-D

Thanks to mitchjoy61's blog, Runnin' Down A Dream, for the head's up and to domino nz for the picture and translation.

Run well, y'all,
Bob
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