KU Today: How do I say…? A pronunciation guide for tricky KU landmarks
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
Horejsi Family Athletics Center
Max Kade Center