11 Foods You Might Be Pronouncing Wrong
Not that it really matters, but absolutely butchering the name of a fancy dish at a fancy restaurant (or any dish at any restaurant, for that matter) is kind of embarrassing. To avoid a cringe-worthy dinner moment, memorize these 11 hard to pronounce foods.
This piece originally appeared on PureWow.
The wrong way: poke
The right way: po-kay
Just remember, it rhymes with OK.
The wrong way: jy-row
The right way: yee-row
Just remember, it rhymes with hero, which is what you’ll be if you master making these sammies.
The wrong way: con-feet
The right way: con-fee
Pretend you’re snobby and French and you’ll be just fine.
The wrong way: lie-chee
The right way: lee-chee
But after a few martinis, who really cares?
The wrong way: too-mer-ick
The right way: ter-mer-ick
‘R’ you serious?
The wrong way: ni-kwah
The right way: nee-swaah
Remember what we said about pretending to be French?
The wrong way: faux
The right way: fuh
What the pho?
The wrong way: mars-capone
The right way: mas-car-po-nay
Takes longer to say, but it’s worth it.
The wrong way: n-dive
The right way: on-deev
Sounds pretentious, tastes delicious.
The wrong way: beyg-net
The right way: ben-yay
Ben-yay, as in yay, these things are incredible.
The wrong way: ex-press-oh
The right way: es-press-oh
There is no ‘x’. Please don’t say it as if there were.