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Famous Tourist Attractions You’ve Been Mispronouncing All This While

Basically your whole life is a lie.

Famous Tourist Attractions You’ve Been Mispronouncing All This While
The Louvre Museum (Image: Travel HD Wallpapers)

Backpackers, travellers, holiday-goers, and spoilt brats who still depend on their parents, listen up! We know you love travelling. You love the idea of museum hopping, exploring cafes, or even soaking up the local culture, but have you have ever stopped for a while and wondered if you’ve been pronouncing the name of places correctly? The locals did try their best not to laugh when you asked for directions to Musée d'Orsay after all. And there you were, feeling all proud and cultured. Well worry no more, because we’ve made a guide to save you from future embarrassment and to top up those missing hipster points.

1. The Louvre Museum

How we pronounce it:How to go to the Louvray Museum ah?” or “You know Love Museum or not?”

How it’s really pronounced: The [Lou-ver] Museum

2. The Guggenheim Museum


How we pronounce it: “Jom pergi Gagenhaim Museum weh”

How it’s really pronounced: The [Goo-gehn-haim] Museum

3. Arc de Triomphe

Image: Oatsy40

How we pronounce it: “Der, I really want to visit Ark Derr Triyompehh”

How it’s really pronounced: [Ark Dee Tree-yomph]

4. Musée d'Orsay

How we pronounce it: “Wahh so nice ah this Musi Tosai”

How it’s really pronounced: [Mew-zee Doghh-say]

5. Versailles

How we pronounce it: “Hari tu aku pergi Versailis cantik gila doh”

How it’s really pronounced: [Verh-saii]

6. Sacré-Cœur Basilica

How we pronounce it:”Aiyo I left my camera at The Sucky Car Basilica”

How it’s really pronounced: [Sahk-kree Kuhrr Ba-see-lee-ka]

7. Neuschwanstein Castle

How we pronounce it: Don’t even bother saying it, just show the picture lah

How it’s really pronounced: [Noischh-wan-staine] Castle

8. Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park

How we pronounce it: This is another one we won’t even bother attempting to say. Maybe “Myrjasgdjksagaugf Glacier Park”

How it’s really pronounced: [Mir-das-syol-cool] Glacier Park

9. Hallgrímskirkja

How we pronounce it: “You should see the architecture at Hallgims-something”

How it’s really pronounced: [Hal-gims-kirk-ya]

10. Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers

How we pronounce it: [Kuu-wa-la Loom-pur] Twin Towers

How anyone but Malaysians pronounce it: [Koala Lam-poor] Twin Towers. In this case, it’s their mistake. Every. Single. Time.