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I tell San Francisco how to say Pyeongchang

The local ABC news in the San Francisco Bay Area asked me if they could use my video on how to say the 2018 Olympic venue names in one of their news clips. I said yes, of course – I mean, if I don’t want people to see these videos, why do them? (Of course I know most people don’t really care about how to say non-English names accurately. I don’t mind; the videos are just for people who want to know.) You can see the clip here:

How do you pronounce Winter Olympics location ‘Pyeongchang?’

excelsis (pronunciation tip)

I’ve made a video on the pronunciation of excelsis, which is always something of a hot topic during Advent. Here’s my deal: say and sing it however you want, but don’t sacrifice euphony just for phony phonology.