If you’ve ever found yourself hiding behind your menu in a restaurant as you sheepishly point to a dish you can’t pronounce, you’re not alone
Correctness can be a tricky thing to nail, so it’s time to address those weird (and frankly wrong) ways people pronounce the names of foods once and for all.
Which of these discombobulating food words winds you up the most?
You say: brooshetta
You should say: broo-sket-tah
That's right, 'ch' in Italian is actually a hard 'c' sound. Try it out for size in your local Pizza Express.
You say: ex-presso
You should say: es-presso
There's nowt 'ex' about this presso.
You say: kwin-oh-ah
You should say: keen-wah
Sometimes it's best not to question these things.
You say: pro-scoot-toh
You should say: Proh-shoo-toh
Go on, shoo away that hard 'c' sound.
You say: ah-ce
You should say: ah-sigh-ee
Useful to know if you consider yourself a health hipster.
You say: nyawk-kee
You should say: nyuh-kee
Imagine you're ordering something yucky. Nyuh-kee.
You say: Chore-itz-zo
You should say: Chore-eetz-zo (Spanish accent optional)
Bonus points for the Spanish lisp.
You say: ch-ee-ah
You should say: chi-a
Yep, that's news to us too.
You say: n-dive
You should say: on-deev
It's French, darling.
You say: a-niece
You should say: an-iss
Honestly. Just trying to catch you out.
You say: key-sa-dill-ah
You should say: kay-sa-dee-yuh
No extra guac for you if you're pronouncing those Ls.
You say: Ok, you don't
You should say: boo-dan
It's basically black pudding. Why can't we just say that?
You say: boul-a-bayz
You should say: boo-yah-behss
Something fishy's going on.
You say: chip-ottle
You should say: chi-poat-lay
Because some words were invented to confuse you.
You say: se-vee-che
You should say: seh-bee-tche
Logic left the room a long time ago.
You say: doh-fin-nose
You should say: doh-fan-wa
We say: mmm, potatoes.
You say: ed-a-mam-ee
You should say: ed-a-marm-eh
You say: ri-oc-ka
You should say: ree-o-ha
Got that? Then try tem-prah-NEE-yoh.
You say: maras-chee-no
You should say: ma-ra-skeeno
Well, that just takes the cherry.
You say: Help!
You should say: foe or fuh (depending on the region)
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