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Llareggub is a fictional town that features in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. Its name resembles other Welsh place names, which often begin with Llan- (meaning church), but is actually derived from reversing the phrase "bugger all". In early published editions of the play it was often rendered (contrary to Thomas's wishes) as Llaregyb or similar.

The map points to Laugharne where Dylan Thomas lived for some years and which was probably the inspiration for the people of Llareggub, although the topography of the town is thought to be based on New Quay, Ceredigion.


Dylan Thomas - Under Milkwood



 

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