I have no idea why, but it ticks me off when people say “eye-rack” when referring to Iraq. People, stop being so ignorant and pronounce it correctly. It’s pronounced like “ee-rock”.
I know it’s just a pronunciation and it may not be a big deal to people, if anyone at all. But, it shows how ignorant Americans are to foreign countries.
I’m sure if I went around pronouncing Illinois like “ill-uh-noise” instead of “ill-uh-noi”, people would get on my case and tell me to say it correctly. C’mon, America. Step up your education level.