It’s pronounced "pen-sal-vane-ear" according to a glitch in the US online version of the Cambridge Dictionary …

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Image: You’ve been saying Parmesan wrong your whole life

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Let the cheese jokes commence

There is no bowl of pasta that is not made infinitely better by a good sprinkling of parmesan cheese.


But according to the US online version of the Cambridge Dictionary, we’ve been pronouncing our favourite Italian cheese wrong our whole lives.


It's actually pronounced “pen-sal-vane-ear”, which sounds suspiciously like the US state Pennsylvania.


Don’t believe us? Just click the speaker symbol here to hear it for yourself.


People on Reddit have been losing their minds over this, so much so that someone’s marriage is on the cheese-shaped line. 

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Yes, this is clearly a glitch but one Redditor, 'Domcambridge’, said that Cambridge Dictionary was working on fixing it. It didn’t stop users from praying for a permanent cheese-named state. 



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Our sentiments exactly. 


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