WorldViews: A guide to 26 foreign countries and names that Americans mispronounce

By Max Fisher, November 22, 2013

The U.S. Congress is debating new economic sanctions on Iran this week. Should you switch over to C-SPAN, you would hear members of the world's most powerful legislative body offering perhaps a half-dozen different pronunciations of the name of the country they argue cannot be trusted. It can be jarring to hear legislators arguing fervently that only they understand the true threat posed by Iran even as they mangle its name.

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