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?