: All Things Considered had a handy pronounciation guide to Abu Ghraib from a bunch of Baghdadi Arab speakers.
It’s ah-BOO [throaty, breathy, rolling R]reb.
Are they still beating that dead horse? It’s even worse than the swiftvets, no?
[Looking down his nose in a supercilious manner … but really kind of giggling inside] Every American needs to work on their gutteral Rs (back of the tongue) and rolling Rs (front of the tongue). To do that you need to visit countries that use them — like the Netherlands.
Anything to get people out of this country to get a different perspective.
Here’s how you pronounce dated and irrelevant…
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