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How do you say ‘Art Basel’? Hint: It’s not an herb.

Claudia Comte's "128 Triangles and their Demonstration" is is among 20 large-scale sculptures and installations at Collins Park in Miami Beach as part of Art Basel 2016.
Claudia Comte's "128 Triangles and their Demonstration" is is among 20 large-scale sculptures and installations at Collins Park in Miami Beach as part of Art Basel 2016. mhalper@miamiherald.com

The question pops up each December, when the annual Art Basel in Miami Beach mega art fair comes to town: Is it Baah-sel or BA-sel?

The correct answer is Baah-sel (like a sheep.) The name comes from a Swiss city that is home to the original Art Basel fair, held each June.

BA-sel would be the leafy herb you put on your mozzarella-and-tomato salad.

BROWSE: Miami.com Guide – Art Basel

Art Basel in Miami Beach and the many surrounding art fairs will be held this year the week of Dec. 5 in Miami and Miami Beach.

Click this link if you’re bored and want to hear people pronounce “Art Basel” in different accents: http://bit.ly/2zd27a0.

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