A fanciful enlargement of the original name, Chaubunagungamaug (see that entry for its history), invented along with a fanciful translation in 1921 by Laurence J. Daly, the editor of The Webster Times, who incorporated the name of the nearby Manchaug Pond and a number of meaningless syllables.
- Although it is not the official name of the place, this is claimed by some references to be the longest place name in the USA.
- ^ Ives Goddard, Untitled review of Trumbull (1974), in International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 43, no. 2 (April, 1977), pp. 157–159
- ^ Ives Goddard, "Time to Retire an Indian Place-Name Hoax", The New York Times (September 29, 1990)
- ^ Pam Belluck, What's the Name of That Lake? It's Hard to Say (November 30, 2004)
- ^ Language Hat