Interesting conversation with a fellow traveler the other day, he is from India and we were having a conversation about Mt. Everest and getting there or at least close to it by motorcycle.
He said the Himalayas is a really tough area to ride into...and i stopped him and said say that again
he said HIMARLE-LEE-ERS...
what else do you pronounce a lot differently thatn the locals?
...and by the way Mt. Everest real name is - Sagarmatha (in Nepal), meaning "Forehead (or Goddess) of the Sky". In Tibet it is known as Chomolungma, "Mother Goddess of the Universe". In 1865 the mountain was renamed in honour of the Surveyor General of India George Everest