You're Saying 'Pyeongchang' Wrong

If you've been watching the Olympics, you've probably been hearing commentators talk a lot about Pyeongchang, the South Korean host city. And you've probably been hearing them botch the word.

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Pyeongchang should be pronounced "Pyeong-ch-ah-ng," like when a doctor tells you to open your mouth and say "ah". It is not "Pyeong-ch-ay-ng," like fang. The Asian American Journalists Association's MediaWatch group shared this video to help us get it right.

Pyeongchang is also not "P.F. Chang", in case you were watching this news segment by WLS-Ch.7, an ABC affiliate in Chicago. Come on. We can do better.


    It is not "Pyeong-ch-ay-ng," like fang.
    "Pyeong-ch-ay-ng" is not like fang either.

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