You Say “Pyeongchang” Incorrectly

If you’ve watched the Olympics, you’ve probably heard commentators talk a lot about Pyeongchang, the host city of South Korea. And you probably heard how they messed up that word.

Pyeongchans should say “Pyeong-ch- ah -ng,” like when the doctor tells you to open your mouth and say “ah.” This is not “Pyeong-ch- ay -ng” like fangs. The MediaWatch Group of the Asia American Journalists Association has shared this video to help us understand this issue.

Pyeongchang is also not “PF Chang” if you’ve watched this WLS-Ch.7 news segment by the Chicago branch of ABC. Come on. We can do better.


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