Written by Abel Rodriguez

Monday, 23 May 2011

image for News Reporters All Say At Least We Can Pronounce Iceland's Volcano Grimsvotn, Last Year's Volcano Eyjafjallajokull Was An SOB To Pronounce
The News Media is thrilled that Grimsvotn (pictured) isn't Eyjafjallajokull.

KEFLAVIK, Iceland - New reporters from all over the world are thrilled beyond words that the latest volcano to erupt out of Iceland at least has a name that most people will be able to pronounce.

Grimsvotn has been hurling lava ash and tons of volcanic ash up into the clouds and all of that volcanic soot is making its way towards Northern Ireland.

Last years volcano, which only Icelandic residents and professors who teach the Icelandic language, could pronounce correctly, had the amazingly long, 16-lettered name of Eyjafjallajokull [pronounced - EYE-a-fyat-la-jo-kutl].

The BBC reported that two of its reporters actually quit when the Eyjafjallajokull story first came out due to the stress they felt from having to correctly pronounce the volcano's name.

Several national news agencies simply gave up and instructed their reporters to not even worry about trying to correctly pronounce the name.

Italy's The Daily Vino simply referred to Eyjafjallajokull as El E. Australia's Kangaroo News called it The Bloomin' E, and Mexico's national news publication Las Maracas News Agency referred to it as El Pendejote (The Big Stupid One).

The Daily Vino stated that they have no idea why in the world the Vikings who named everything in Iceland had to use such long names with so many letters that really do not go well together.

To learn more about why the infamous Viking, Eric the Red used such long names when naming Icelandic volcanoes, lakes, schools, rivers, pubs, and glaciers go to www.ericktheredjoker.ice

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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