No One Seems to Be Able to Pronounce ‘PyeongChang’ Correctly


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The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is underway and naturally, everyone is talking about it.

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However, many people on Twitter have been pointing out that media outlets have not been pronouncing “PyeongChang” correctly.

Some are extremely irked by it.

It’s gotten so bad that Mina Kimes, an ESPN senior writer, recently had to do a PSA on it.

YouTube channel Linguistix also made a video about the proper pronunciation of PyeongChang.

So remember folks, it’s not pronounced “Pee-yon-chang” or “PF Changs.” It’s “Pee-yon-chong.”

Thanks for reading! Now go forth and educate your friends and family.