This Art Illustrates the Correct Way to Say City Names

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 20, 2015
References: thrillophilia & elitedaily
If you've ever traveled abroad and experienced your share of tourist prejudice, chances are it had more to do with your pronunciation of city names than it did with common language barriers. Thrillophilia's Mispronounced Places photo series illustrates this common problem and shows you the correct way to pronounce the names of cities around the globe.

While many may consider themselves pronunciation pros, they'd be surprised how often Dubai is pronounced "Doo-Bye" when it should be pronounced "Doo-Bay". Other city names featured in this photo series include Bangkok, Thailand whose name is pronounced as "Bang-Kok" more often than its correct name "Bahng-Gawk".

If you've been saying city names wrong for years without realization, this series will open your mind and hopefully make you learn a thing or two the next time you travel abroad.