Every year, hundreds of words are dropped from the dictionary to make room for new words. Lexicographers spend hours researching word usage and may drop words that have been completely neglected by the society.
Go to Google Suggest or Yahoo! Answers and you'll find tons of people asking queries like 'how to say [insert word here] in multiple languages.' People want to know how to say Sorry, Hello, Love, Grandma and even the color Green in different languages.
Have you ever picked up the phone to call someone, only to realize that you didn't know how to pronounce that person's name? Have you ever read a name but had no clue how to say it? Is your name commonly mispronounced?