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Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. To-may-toe, to-mah-toe. Despite the rhyme, there is in fact, a right way to pronounce the foods you eat. Here, 12 commonly mispronounced menu items and the right ways to say them (so the waiter doesn’t laugh at you next time you order). 

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bruschetta
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Bruschetta

The wrong way: Broo-sheh-tuh
The right way: Broo-SKET-tuh

Now you can order that antipasto platter like a real Italian.

Bouillabaisse
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Bouillabaisse

The wrong way: Bool-yah-bay
The right way: Boo-yah-behss

Or if you want to avoid it altogether, just say: “Fisherman’s stew.”

acai
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Açai

The wrong way: Ah-kai
The right way: Ah-sigh-ee

You know, what all the healthy people are eating.

crudite
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Crudités

The wrong way: Krew-deet
The right way: Krew-dee-tay

It just makes raw veggies and dip sound so fancy.

maraschino
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Maraschino

The wrong way: Ma-ra-sheeno
The right way: Ma-ra-skeeno

Now you can get back to your piña colada with peace of mind.

harucots
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Haricot Vert

The wrong way: HAR-ee-cots-VERTS
The right way: Ah-ree-koh-VEHR

Oui, oui, some very sophisticated green beans.

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Sherbet

The wrong way: Sher-bert
The right way: SHER-biht

We’re not sure where that second “r” came from.

cognac
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Cognac

The wrong way: Cog-nak
The right way: Kon-yak

Named for the French town where it’s made.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire

The wrong way: Wore-ches-ter-shire
The right way: Woos-tuhr-sheer

We’ll just stick with saying “another Bloody Mary, please.”

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Foie Gras

The wrong way: Foye-grass
The right way: FWAH GRAH

If you’re ordering this fancy pâté, you should probably know how to say it.

Tzatziki
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Tzatziki

The wrong way: Zah-zee-kee
The right way: Dzah-DZEE-kee

It might be Greek to you, but now you sound smarter.

cannoli
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Mascarpone

The wrong way: Mar-skah-pone
The right way: Mah-skar-poh-nay

If we say it right, can we have another cannoli? 

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