Friday, July 6, 2012

Weird Word of the Week: Eyjafjallajokull

"Eyjafjallajokull" is the name of the volcano in Iceland which erupted so spectacularly in 2010. The name is Icelandic for "island-mountain glacier"

Here's a photo of the volcanic plume in April 2010:

And, since you'll need to pronounce this volcano's name correctly if you're going to show off your knowledge, here's a clip of an Icelandic man pronouncing the volcano's name correctly.

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

How can you trust this man? He pronounces volcano "wolcano" and spits at the end of pronouncing HIS "wolcano"!