(In)famous mispronunciations over the seasons...
Posted Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:59 PM
This season's most memorable seems to be Phnom Penh, where one team even called it "Sean Penn." Also making the list this season was Gary and Matt's mispronunciation of various streets in Stockholm while getting lost.
Last season was mostly all in Beijing, especially with the Kisha and Jen at the Chinese Waiter detour, even tho the mispronunciation of Phuket by Kisha and Jen also deserves a mention.
Season 12 brought us the city of Ouagadougou and I think only one or two teams actually pronounced it correctly. Also, we had Jennifer of Nathan and Jennifer calling Taipei as "Tai-pie" and Nathan mixing up Taiwan with Thailand.
And who can forget Season 6 with infamous Jonathan's various mispronunciations such as "The President of Senagog/Synagogue" for "The President of Senegal," "Egertown" for Eger and Louisville for Lewz.
I don't know much about mispronunciations for other seasons or those I missed for the seasons I described, but there are probably quite a bit more to fill in.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 @ 11:19 PM
Actually, the whole season was great in that regard. I remember a lot of teams having trouble with the Norway pitstop (Rebecca was my favorite), and the Hungary pitstop as well.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 @ 1:21 AM
Mauritius - Surprisingly, the addict/model boys were the only ones to get this right.
Ouarzazate - Somehow, half the teams misread the O and a Q.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 @ 8:20 AM
Posted Nov 23, 2009 @ 4:39 PM
The Amazing Producers decided to add subtitles to the heavily accented Aussie. But when he said "Bonza" meaning "Great" it was translated as "Bonsai" which seemed like a weird thing for an Australian miner to say.
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Posted Nov 22, 2011 @ 6:24 AM
But as an Australian, TAR4 was a crackup with hardly any team pronouncing "Brisbane" correctly, and Kelly's reference to the mysterious north Queensland city of "Carns".
Posted Nov 22, 2011 @ 9:04 AM
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 5:59 PM
Another I remember is Flo in TAR3, I think it was the leg they had to find the Jet D'eau. They asked a local who told them "Geneva" and she repeated by saying "It's in Genebra?" lol
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 8:34 PM
(Rachel of Dave and Rachel in season 20, referring to baboons in Africa)