It's hard to deny the beauty of Phuket, Thailand. But for most people, it's just as hard to pronounce the name of the city correctly. Plenty of people say "foo-KET" when really it should be pronounced "poo-GET." The list of commonly mispronounced places starts there and goes on and on. Here are some of the more popular examples that people consistently seem to miss:
Cannes, in France, has no "s" sound, so it's pronounced just like "can." Bangkok isn't pronounced how an English speaker would phonetically assume, but is instead "BONG-gawk." A popular way to pronounce Beijing in China is with a "z" sound for the "j," when really it should be pronounced "bay-JING." The country Iraq has seen a variety of pronunciations, but the correct one is "ee-ROCK," not "eye-RACK." Watch the video below for more examples.