Icelanders More Worried About Our Pronunciation of Eyjafjallajökull Than the Thing Itself

04/19/2010 8:49 AM |

On Friday the Times asked New Yorkers to try to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier under which a volcanic eruption that is causing major flight delays around the world recently took place, but it’s not only men and women on the street mangling the name. As one concerned Icelandic YouTube user demonstrates in this compilation, even media professionals (from the BBC, no less) have no clue how to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull correctly. To save yourself from similar embarrassment, study this sound clip of the correct pronunciation. (Urlesque)