Quiz: Can you pronounce these place names?

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the naming of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – the Welsh town with Europe’s longest name and perhaps one of the hardest places to pronounce in the world. Here are other commonly mispronounced place names. Can you say them?

New meanings for old words – the first in a series

mendacity – urban regeneration excommunication – everything you ever said to your partner before you split up lassitude – act like a dog gainsay – talk about your winnings at the casino crackpot – cook with the heat too high deflower – restock the garden