Guess the full name of the city of angels. Give up? The correct
answer is: "City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of
the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of the Gods
Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra's Behest."
Oh, you thought we meant Los Angeles? Sorry, we meant Bangkok,
To encourage tourism, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has proposed to
erect what will surely be the world's largest billboards around the
country, displaying the city's full name.
But hang on. With those billboards around, won't tourists be less likely
to spend their cash on visiting the city's natural wonders? They'll
spend their whole visit trying to pronounce the city's name in Thai:
Krungthep Mahanakhon Amon Ratta-nakosin Mahinthara Ayutthaya
Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom-ratchaniwet Mahasathan
Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakka-thatthiya Witsanukam Prasit. (That's easy
for you to say - Ed.)