Ya know, I've been wondering all week when someone would actually print the name of the Icelandic volcano that's been screwing everything up in Europe. Finally found it in today's Globe: Eyjafjallajokull. I kid you not. Think you could get it in a puzzle (a 16x16)? Think you can pronounce it? How about with a Boston accent?
Funny you should ask. I did make a 16x15 with EYJAFJALLAJOKULL right smack dab in the center of what was intended to be a themeless. Thing was, it went over like a fart in church with the test solvers. Normally, they have a threshold for BEQ-BS, but not with that one. I mean, to be sure, EYJAFJALLAJOKULL wasn't the only thing dodgy about it, plenty of other craptacular variant spellings to make it work. Calling it rough would be an insult to roughness. Having said that, I believe it will appear in the next Washington Post Puzzler Karen Tracey writes.
As for pronouncing it with a Boston accent, I'd say it sounds like "Mosi Tatupu."
Share the puzzle. New one on Wednesday.