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Pronounce Blagojevich, Ahmadinejad with ease
Illinois-bred amNY staffers can do it, but if you also want to be an expert at pronouncing Gov. Rod Blagojevich's name, use Slate's handy audio guide.
And it was The View's Whoopi Goldberg who got us pronouncing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's name somewhat correctly:
Now ... try to pronounce my last name.