My Top Misspelled Countries

My Top  Misspelled Countries

“I don’t see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing.” Mark Twain

Colombia – It is not Columbia the Ivy League University that I  didn’t go to. This is my number one mistake and my Colombian friend patiently corrects me every time.

Edinburgh  – (pronounced Ed In Bor O).  It has an H like Pittsburgh (pronounced Pittsburg).

Kyrgyzstan – It has two Y’s and a Z. We can at least spell it right if we don’t know where it is.

Djibouti – The D is silent – like Django.

Transnistria – Is a break away territory with a President and Prime Minister considered a country?

Uruguay -Three U’s. I say Ur A Gway. I want to go there. Hopefully after I write a few blogs about it, I will get it right.

Tajikistan – I got Tahjiksmanistan off the internet  and it turned out to be wrong. The internet made a spelling mistake –weird.

Czechoslovakia – Luckily we don’t need to spell this one any more.

Abkhazia – I don’t think they have been in the Olympic Parade Of Nations yet.

Myanmar – I prefer to spell it B-U-R-M-A  like the U.S, U.K. and Canada do.

Azerbaijan – It is in Eurasia. There are a lot of travel commercials for it on Turkish television.

Have any more?

Fly Safe,

JAZ

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