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December 23, 2007

How do you pronounce Iraq?

How do you pronounce Iraq? After all these years, I am still amazed at the inconsistency among news anchors, not to mention people who are there (from here), so I did a bit of searching and found that Merriam Webster offers a pronunciation guide you can listen to. I wonder if people who say I-rock are deliberately mispronouncing it as some sort of sign of disrespect, just as W used to refer to sadd'em. By the way if you're without audio, the correct pronunciation of Iraq is ear-ROCK.

Posted by s-gang at 12:59 PM