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Certain brands are really difficult to pronounce correctly on the first try—like, say, Veuve Clicquot (it’s “vuv klee-ko,” FYI). Others are delightfully straightforward. (We’re looking at you, Kraft.) Here are 14 food and beverage brands you might be saying incorrectly.
The wrong way: fayge
The right way: fah-yay
Tip: Label yours at the office—unless you want it to be “mistakenly” eaten by a colleague.
The wrong way: go-dee-vah
The right way: guh-dive-vah
Just fancy enough for that person you don’t know that well but still want to impress.
The wrong way: ba-ree-ya
The right way: ba-reel-lah
They don’t call it a complex carb for nothing.
The wrong way: fur-rare-o roe-cher
The right way: fuh-rare-o roe-shay
Did you expect anything less with that fancy gold wrapping?
The wrong way: stell-uh ar-toys
The right way: stell-uh ar-twah
Or just order “a Stella” like everyone else does.
The wrong way: ho-gar-den
The right way: who-gar-den
Repeat after us: There’s no “hoe” in Hoegaarden.
The wrong way: chi-may
The right way: shi-may
Did you know they make cheese, too?
The wrong way: coin-troe
The right way: kwahn-troh
We’re sticking to vodka next time.
The wrong way: nuh-tell-uh
The right way: new-tell-uh
Well, that’s certainly new to us.
The wrong way: kick-o-man
The right way: kee-ko-mon
Totally unrelated to those cute little pocket monsters.
The wrong way: glay-show
The right way: glass-so
Pour us a glass o’ Vitamin Water, please.
The wrong way: tah-bler-own-ee
The right way: toe-bler-own
Responsible for half the sales in duty-free shops across the world, we think.
The wrong way: oh-ren-jy-na
The right way: oh-ren-gee-na
Much less giggle-inducing.
The wrong way: la-cwah
The right way: la-croy
Welp, we learn something new every day.
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