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KU Today: How do I say…? A pronunciation guide for tricky KU landmarks

The World War II Memorial Carillon and Campanile on the Kansas University campus.

The World War II Memorial Carillon and Campanile on the Kansas University campus.

August 23, 2015

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On the Kansas University campus, great pride is taken in following tradition.

Often, it’s easy to distinguish the new students from the seasoned ones based on their knowledge of KU culture — and how they pronounce names of the 150 campus buildings and other landmarks.

Names such as the Lied Center (pronounced LEED) or Learned Hall (pronounced LERN-ed) look easy enough, but their actual pronunciations are different from what a non-KU cultured student may expect.


Names on campus that might throw you for a loop

Anschutz Library

AN-shoots

Budig Hall

BEW-dig

Carruth-O’Leary Hall

Cuh-ROOTH

The Campanile

Camp-uh-NEE-lee

Fraser Hall

FRAY-zer

Haworth Hall

HAH-worth

Horejsi Family Athletics Center

HOR-ish

Learned Hall

LERN-ed

Lied Center

LEED

Malott Hall

Mah-LOTT

Max Kade Center

KAH-deh

Stauffer-Flint Hall

STAW-fer

Twente Hall

TWEN-tee

KU Today 2015

Read about what's going with KU's campus and community, while also looking back at where it started 150 years ago, in an LJWorld.com special section: KU TODAY.

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