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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I just realized that I have spent the last 3 weeks telling people that I went to the Partheon in Paris to see where all the great writers, thinkers and scientists of France were buried. Last night I was looking at my map, and I noticed that it's actually called the PANTHEON, with an N not an R. I wonder if anyone noticed, and if they did how big an idiot they thought I was...

I did a similar thing earlier in the year when I kept calling the acacia trees in Africa the acadia trees.

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Everyone's talking about you Greg!

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting samsara2

Everyone's talking about you Greg!

Somebody asked us not to tell Greg that we're talking about him. Now look who's talking!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I can't pronounce Donegal for the life of me. It always comes out sounding like "Donny Gal", and then I get laughed at. I also remarked in London at some point that our high school band used to play "Londonderry Air". Guess who was mighty embarassed after that!

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

As long as you dont make that mistake in the wrong part of Derry, you're fine!

I make heaps of mistakes when I'm travelling - the last time I was in Italy I tried out a few new phrases I'd learned and had people bursting out laughing into my face. I'll never know what it was I really said to them. Hehe.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

That happened to me in Spain. I asked for "Crema CatalIna" instead of "Crema CatalAna" and the waiter laughed so hard I may as well have said "Crema Putana" or something. I still have NO idea why it was so funny.

7. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting GregW

I just realized that I have spent the last 3 weeks telling people that I went to the Partheon in Paris to see where all the great writers, thinkers and scientists of France were buried. Last night I was looking at my map, and I noticed that it's actually called the PANTHEON, with an N not an R.

I did that during a highschool trivia game. People noticed.....

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

How are you with dates and times, Greg???

I misspell and mispronounce almost everything!

9. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Oh and I forgot to mention as if not egtting the 600 euro wasnt bad enough, my backpack got lost in Vienna and I was stuck wandering around Parisin the height of winter wearing shorts and a singlet for a week! My mate lent me a jacket which stopped me dying at least...

10. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Whoops...wrong thread...sorry guys,hows that for idiocy!