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Our world is getting bigger. It is becoming increasingly unacceptable to mispronounce foreign words like Budapest or goulash. Deep in my heart I take some pride in my vocabulary and pronunciation but I also enjoy mispronouncing words on purpose. Sometimes I confuse myself. The Hungarians I know always pronounced it Budapesht but many of the people in my circle pronounced it BudaPEST. The people of Budapest are not happy about this and have gone on a massive PR campaign to correct this slight.

At any rate it is a beautiful city with an awesome food market and the not blue Danube divides the two syllables of the city.