Pant-y-Girdl

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The largest town and capital city of Llamedos. Notable address: 12 Dolmen View, which is Evil Lord Harry's home in between Dark Lording gigs. It is also the name of the Welsh valley on Roundworld where Pippin Galadriel Moonchild, aka Pepper, was born. There are only so many jokes in the Multiverse, nobody gets one all to himself.

The city is featured in Raising Steam, where it is learnt that it is a seaport with extensive coal docks. While this fits with a general Swansea/Cardiff/Newport vibe - as well as the former coal mine and port at Point of Ayr, (Mostyn) in Flintshire - the difficulty is that according to the The Discworld Mapp, Llamedos is well inland with no obvious access to the coast, unless Hergen is either moved along a bit, or else is a province of Llamedos.

The Compleat Discworld Atlas resolves this problem. The river Llwk-Yu (see note on spelling) runs through the town and the recently expanded port serves both river barges and shipping to and from the Circle Sea and Sto Plains ports. On the world map, Llamedos is seen to be a long relatively narrow country with a coastal strip, just hubwards of Chimeria, with Hergen to the rimwards-by-turnwise of both. Koom Valley and the beginnings of the settled countries leading down to Quirmand Ankh-Morpork are to the hubwards-by-widdershins.

Annotation

The Welsh have a predilection for calling things names unpronounceable by the rest of the world, and for using -y- in the middle. One such place is Betws-y-Coed. Others include Blaen Y Pant and, my favorite, Pont y Pant. Rhosllanerchrugog, near Wrecsam, is one that not even locals are sure about, and is generally shortened to just Rhos.

And a panty girdle in reality is a follow-on to the original girdles. Constructed of elasticized fabric and sometimes fastened with hook and eye closures, the modern girdle is designed to enhance a woman's figure. Most open-bottom girdles extend from the waist to the upper thighs. However, in the 1960s, these models fell from favor and were to a great extent replaced by the panty girdle. The panty girdle resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts. Both models of girdles usually include suspender clips to hold up stockings. Most adolescent males will have given into temptation and leafed through Mum or Auntie's mail-order catalogue, given uninterrupted opportunity, for the twenty or thirty pages devoted to women's underwear, and witnessed the paradox, ghettoed away at the end of Ladies' Lingerie, of relatively young attractive women wearing completely unsexy underwear designed for women thirty years older with different figures.

You can see such a thing here [1].