We’ve LEGIT been pronouncing Roald Dahl’s name wrong for years


At this stage, a good 50 percent of articles online are telling us that we've all been doing basic tasks wrong our whole lives and pronouncing words incorrectly, too.

Let's be honest, most of it is BS, but this one has taken us by surprise.

You're not alone if you were a major fan of Roald Dahl's books when you were a kid, but apparently, we've been pronouncing his name wrong for years.

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His name is Norwegian, and for fans that have been saying Ronald like 'Row-ald' or 'Roh-ld', it couldn't be more different.

In a video that has surfaced online from 1961, Roald is seen hosting a TV show called Way Out, and in the intro his name is said like this:

Surprised? It's actually pronounced 'Roo-al'.

The author was born in Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian parents, however, both ways of saying his name have been accepted over time.