Mispronouncing Bangkok

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People use online translation services, like Google Translate, on a daily basis, but there’s something even they can’t get right, and it’s pronunciation. For example, Bangkok should be pronounced as “Bahng-Gawk”, or at least in American English. On a side note, did you know that the full spelling of Bangkok – obviously finalized before the days of Twitter – is known to Thais as Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit (a Tweet-busting 169 characters)? Continue reading for more.

Mispronounced Cities

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