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How To Pronounce The Names of 24 Famous Places You‘ve Mispronounced Your Entire Life

Published 2 years ago

Mistypes are annoying – nay, shameful – for a literate person, but what about mispronunciations? Those are harder to pick up on, and can be really embarrassing. Fortunately, there’s a snazzy visual guide to commonly mispronounced places from around the world that you can use to be sure you’re always right. You’ll notice that pronunciation of Australian cities is, well, extremely Australian.

Abhisek Das at Thrillophilia gave us the most visually appealing version of this useful list. The usage of contrasting blurry and clear images of cities helps hammer the point home. And implies that when you mispronounce these names, you sound drunk!

More info: thrillophilia.com (h/t: designtaxi)

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Melbourne, Australia

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Dubai

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Beijing, China

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Budapest, Hungary

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Phuket, Thailand

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Brisbane, Australia

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Colombia

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Yosemite Park, USA

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Iraq

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Montreal, Canada

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Qatar

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The River Thames, UK

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Versailles, France

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Worcester, UK

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Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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Helena, USA

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Kissimmee, USA

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Lafayette, USA

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La Jolla, USA

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Niger

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Pakistan

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Worcestershire, UK

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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