1. Post #1
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    The eruption lit up the night sky just after midnight on Sunday

    Several hundred people have been evacuated from their homes, as a volcano erupted in southern Iceland.

    The volcano near the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier began to erupt shortly after midnight, leading to road closures in the area.

    No one was in immediate danger, but 500 people were being moved from the area, a civil protection officer said.

    It is almost 200 years since a volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull, 120km (75 miles) east of Reykjavik, last erupted.

    "We estimate that no one is in danger in the area but we have started an evacuation plan and between 500 and 600 people are being evacuated," Sigurgeir Gudmundsson of the Icelandic civil protections department told the Agence France-Presse news agency.

    There are fears that the volcano could cause flooding, as it causes ice to melt on the glacier above it.

    "Ash has already begun to fall in Fljotshlid and people in the surrounding area have reported seeing bright lights emanating from the glacier," RUV public radio said on its website.

    "It was a bit scary, but still amazing to see," Katrin Moller Eiriksdottir, who lives in Fljotshlid, told the BBC News website.
    "The ash had started falling and we couldn't leave the car. They have now closed the road but we'll see what happens in the morning."

    Three Icelandair flights, bound for Reykjavik from the United States, have been ordered to return to Boston, RUV radio reported, and much of Icelandic air space is a no-fly zone.

    The last volcanic eruption in the area occurred in 1821.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8578576.stm

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    Spelling in Iceland is hard.
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    Eyjafjallajoekull
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    Fuck, maybe the next one will happen is Aoasujadsjfjeap
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    Eyjafjallajoekull
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    *gibberish*
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    That is not seriously a real place.
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    It's like the names are plucked from those shitty "type with your elbow" threads.
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    Maybe the mayor had nerd rage over the unbalanced gameplay in MW2 and banged his keyboard and then fucked my pussy.
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    Looks like someone mashed the keyboard while naming icelands cities.
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    That is really not a serious place. How the fuck do you pronounce that? I'm more interested in the town you've just discovered.
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    Maybe the mayor had nerd rage over the unbalanced gameplay in MW2 and banged his keyboard and then fucked my pussy.
    what was that last part
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    I want to see someone attempt a news pun using "Eyjafjallajoekull" as the main word.

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    Hey Jeff Jalla! Joe's cool!
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    I want to see someone attempt a news pun using "Eyjafjallajoekull" as the main word.
    I bet Eyjafjalla-JOE-KULL is just full of a bunch of YOKELS.
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    you'd think it'd be spelled Eyjafjallajökull
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    thank FUCKING god it didn't happen in adsgjsejgburg I have family there.
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    "Hey what should we name this mountain?
    Eyjafjallajoekull.
    I'm sorry, WHAT?"
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    I wonder what Mayor Ajgjdgeyjekentonjohnson will have to say about this.
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    Its like someone spelled out a sneeze.
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    That is really not a serious place. How the fuck do you pronounce that? I'm more interested in the town you've just discovered.
    The news article I dug up might have had a typo. Google suggests "Eyjafjallajokull" and...oh wait, it's...not a town, it's a glacier?

    Wikipedia posted:
    Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœkʏtl̥]) is one of the smaller glaciers of Iceland. It is situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of the larger glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

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    "Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœkʏtl̥])"

    Oh that's helpful.
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  22. Post #22
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    At first I thought you intentionally screwed up the name of the volcano.
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  23. Post #23
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    Here's a video of pristine land surrounding Eyjafajallajoekull. It's rather pretty.


    Trying to find a documentary or video where they pronounce the name.
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    Its like someone spelled out a sneeze.
    I dunno about you but my sneezes are generally not six syllables.
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    I just hope Aoafjeafsjl isn't effected. :ohdear:
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    Its like someone spelled out a sneeze.
    your sneezes have a joe-kull sound at the end?

    Also I hope Snæfellsjökull isn't affected by this.

  27. Post #27
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    google search for prounciation of Eyjafjallajökull posted:
    Places within Iceland - Freebase
    Reykjavík (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈreiːcaviːk]( listen)) is the capital .... Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [ˈeijaˌfjatlaˌjœkʏtl̥]) is one of the smaller ...
    http://www.freebase.com/view/en/icel...ation/contains
    That kind of helps...but it looks like everyone on the internet is trying to figure out how to pronounce this bitch.

    Also, it kind of reminds me of that vocal solo from that song Hocus Pocus (by Focus).

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    Coolest fucking name ever.
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    Is that really a name for a city? What down syndrome viking named this one.
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    Oh my, this thread made me rsdnebdpecerburg
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    I love how the name of the city is bigger news than the fact that a volcano erupted there.
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    Just imagine if a major earthqauke erupted there...
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    I love how the name of the city is bigger news than the fact that a volcano erupted there.
    It is actually a glacier. Took me a couple of times to read through the article to figure that out, the title of the article implies it's a town.

    But yeah, good point.
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    Just imagine if a major earthqauke erupted there...
    Your logic is flawed. Earthquakes shake.
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    If I told tourists that the volcano at Eyjafjallajoekull blew up, they'd laugh it off thinking it's fake, and get themselves melted.

  36. Post #36
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    Your logic is flawed. Earthquakes shake.
    I meant people would probably be torn up trying to be serious and trying to pronounce the name while being all emotional, and it would be quite a seen, but I did not put any effort into implying this in that post.
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  37. Post #37
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    It looks like someone had a seizure typing the name of that.
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    Holy fuck the name of that place.

    eyafalajallalajoekull

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    I hope Bjork is okay :ohdear:

  40. Post #40
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    Eyjafjallajoekull
    It's like the owner did it on their keyboard just to randomly spam their country's founding new name. :regd08: