One of the most interesting things about this vast Earth of ours is the various ways that people have tackled the basic task of communication. Language has become so diverse on our planet that it’s virtually impossible to become skilled in every single language and dialect present in modern society. And while a lack of familiarity with the language should never dissuade you from traveling to a new place, you don’t want to let the locals know that you’re a visitor right off the bat, right? So, when you find yourself in a new area, don’t assume that you know how to pronounce the location just because that’s how they do things where you’re from. Here are some popular places that you’ve probably been mispronouncing your whole life.
1. They May Be Fans of Capitalism in Dubai, but ‘Buy’ Isn’t in the Name
You’re saying “Doo-BUY”
When you should be saying “Du-BAY”