• Emu’s Pronunciation Is Starting a New Emu War

    Emu’s Pronunciation Is Starting a New Emu War

    The Great Emu War may have finished nearly 90 years ago but a new one is brewing online after an NPR employee declared the correct way to pronounce emu was ee-moo. Stu Rushfield is National Public Radio’s (NPR) technical director of Weekend Edition but after a seemingly innocent tweet posted Monday, 24 August, he’s now…

  • How To Translate Wikipedia’s Pronunciation Guides

    Say you’re looking up the Möbius strip on Wikipedia and you wonder how it’s pronounced. Wikipedia only shows some elaborate pronunciation guide written in the International Phonetic Alphabet. You could start googling it in another tab, but there’s an easy way to translate that pronunciation guide into plain English. Just hover over the letters.