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Have you been pronouncing your favourite cities wrong? This guide will help you not look foolish

There’s something irritating about people not pronouncing your home city correctly, even after you’ve told them repeatedly the ‘e’ is silent or there’s no stress on the last syllable. To save us all a headache and hours of debate, thrillophilia put together a list of commonly mispronounced cities to educate us on the correct way to say them.

Like with Melbourne. I’m pretty sure most people have heard the correct pronunciation of the city, but still it’s a favourite of travellers everywhere to call it ‘Mel-BORN’ and not ‘Melb’n’. Get it right, people!

And did you even know it’s ‘Bahn-Gawk’ not ‘Bang-kok’?

Via Demilked

Bangkok
Bangkok
Budapest
Budapest
Colombia
Colombia
Dubai
Dubai
Iraq
Iraq
Melbourne
Melbourne
Niger
Niger
Norfolk
Norfolk
Pakistan
Pakistan
Phuket
Phuket
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Thames-River
Thames-River

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth