TIL that the American pronunciation of "Maldives" is "mall dives" and I am still kind of processing that
@vajra I was not aware that we had a unique mispronunciation; I just always thought the name was mal-DEEVES
@DialMforMara same! but wiktionary et al list both with this as the US version, so apparently it's an established variation
@vajra Weirdly, I always thought it was mall deeves.
@jkcheney me too!