When food from other parts of the world make their way across the border to your home country, it’s only natural that the pronunciation is going to get a bit screwed up. Here are some common food names you’ve been saying all wrong!
For some reason, people have taken to ordering their espressos, pronounced “Ess-press-oh” as “Ex-press-oh”. But don’t use it the next time you order your cup of Espresso.
The “H” is silent. It’s pronounced “Or-durv.”
Somewhere along the line, someone screwed up and misspelled this word as “Sherbert,” causing everyone to pronounce it with two Rs. The correct way to pronounce is “Sher-BIT”.
Forget about the double “L” in the word and pronounce it “Boo-yawn” if you want to get it right.
Since croissants are French, you should pronounce them the way they were meant to be said, which is “Cwa-sohn.” Don’t say “Cruh-sahnt” unless you want to give any Frenchie a heart attack.
People commonly pronounce the “L,” but it’s actually silent and should be pronounced, “SAM-Uhn.”
Anyone would have a hard time writing it. Saying it wrong is an honest mistake, but there are two correct ways to pronounce it. It’s either “Woos-turh-sheer” or “Woos-Turh-Shurh.”
Don’t deny it. A lot of you call it “Broo-sheh-tuh.” You should be pronouncing it as “Broo-SKET-tuh.”
It’s not “No-key.” It’s NYOH-key. The “G” is silent, but the combination of it with the “N” make an “I” sound. Anyone else really hungry?
These healthy grains, which some use as a cereal are pronounced “Keen-wah,” instead of the commonly mispronounced “Keenoah.” That’s some food for thought!
Everyone seems to be pronouncing them as “Aal-mund.” But it’s actually “Ah-mund” as the “L” is silent.
This popular Egyptian and Levantine dip is pronounced “Hoom-us” and not the more popular “Hum-iss.”
There may be a “P” in raspberry but it’s silent. So next time you’re at the store and ask for some raspberry, make sure and pronounce it as “Raz-beree.”
Since the word is Spanish, you should already know that the two “L’s” make a “Y” sound like in “Yay” or “Ya-ya”. So next time you’re at Chipotle, order yourselves some “Tohr-tee-yahs.”
Oh that “C” will tempt you into making a “K” sound when you pronounce Acai, but it’s actually said like this, “Ah-sah-ee.”