I give people a lot of slack when it comes to the Arabic language, as it is considered one of the most difficult languages on the planet. In my previous life I was a news reporter, and when I reported on countries all over the world, I looked up the phonetic pronunciations because if I was going to talk about those places in front of millions of viewers on television, I better say those words correctly! Sadly, this is not the case today in politics and mainstream media. You have pundits who advocate invading countries they can’t even pronounce, and reporters who give cringe worthy pronunciations of countries as they try to “educate” us. So while I give the general public lots of slack, these guys on television have no excuse! So, I decided to make a video on some of the most mispronounced Middle Eastern foods, countries, and names. Hopefully you will find this “coffee talk” useful, and if you have a name people mispronounce all the time, feel free to leave it in the comments below!
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A couple days ago while reporting on Agent Orange’s visit to the holy land, an anchor for a local morning news program in Seattle absolutely butchered the pronunciation of “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre”. Not a particularly difficult word if you’ve EVER seen or heard it before. Maybe she’s a heathen.
Haha this comment is EPIC Waleed! Yea, most likely a heathen lol 😉
Could you please tell me the correct way to pronounce ghraybeh?
Hi Karlee! Here is a video I did on that cookie, you can hear my pronunciation in it–hope that helps! 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq-7NrOhJgI
Shukran 😊 I’ll try my best to say it properly
No judgements if you don’t lol 😉