From the NYT City Room: "Iceland Volcano Spews Consonants and Vowels"

This volcano thing is so not funny to those who were headed for the London Book Fair, but I had to laugh at this on the NYT City Room blog:
All across this fair city, thousands of people, some of them highly paid television and radio newscasters, found themselves tumbling down the vowel-and-liquid-consonant-lubricated slopes of Eyjafjallajokull, the mountain’s 16-letter, six-and-a-half-syllable, 47-Scrabble-point name.
Read the rest of the article, in which staffers ask Times Square denizens for their best attempts at pronunciation.


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