Guidance: How To Say ‘Rio de Janeiro;’ Who Is And Isn’t The U.K.’s ‘Head Of State’

It’s Not “Day:”

Do say “REE-oh dee zhah-NEH-roh.” Don’t say “REE-oh day zhah-NEH-roh.”

It’s Not David Cameron:

Queen Elizabeth II is the U.K.’s head of state.

The prime minister is the head of government.

That means, for example, that the prime minister meets with “other leaders,” not “other heads of state.”

(“Memmos;” June 30, 2016)

June 30, 2016

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