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It's Not A Tongue Twister: 15 *Common* Food Names You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly!

It's Not A Tongue Twister: 15 *Common* Food Names You've Been Pronouncing Incorrectly!

We often mispronounce brands. Well, because let's face it, proper nouns can be tricky! But when it comes to food, we don't want to make the same mistakes. You ask why? Only 'coz food is the most quintessential part of our lives! However, even the self-proclaimed foodies sometimes get tongue-tied when it comes to pronouncing the names of certain foods.


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It has happened to all of us at least once: you're sitting at a nice restaurant and know exactly what you want, but you're nervously waiting to tell the server your order because you have no idea how to pronounce the name of the dish. When they finally get to you, you nervously point to the option to avoid mispronunciation. But hey! Don't be too hard on yourself. Food names come from all over the world, and some can be really tricky to say if you aren’t familiar with that particular language. It happens to the best of us! There are some food names that mostly everyone is pronouncing all wrong. Don't worry! Help is on the way.


The next time you want to order a fancy dish or just talk food, you won't have to resort to pointing. Here is a list of the 15 most commonly mispronounced words and the way you should actually be saying them.


1. Aglio Olio


1 food names we mispronounce aglio olio


You Probably Say: Ag-lio O-lio


Correct Pronunciation: Ah-li-oh Oh-li-oh


2. Raspberry


2 food names we mispronounce raspberry


You Probably Say: Rasp-berry


Correct Pronunciation: Raz-ber-ee


3. Nutella


3 food names we mispronounce nutella


You Probably Say: Nut-ela


Correct Pronunciation: New-tell-a


Also Read: 23 Surprising Reasons Why Nutella Is Better Than a Man!


4. Tortillas


4 food names we mispronounce tortillas


You Probably Say: Tor-tee-lass


Correct Pronunciation: Tohr-tee-yahs


5. Espresso


5 food names we mispronounce espresso


You probably say: Ex-press-oh
Correct Pronunciation: Ess-press-oh


6. Quinoa


6 food names we mispronounce quinoa


You Probably Say: Kee-noah


Correct Pronunciation: Keen-wah


7. Herb


7 food names we mispronounce herb


You Probably Say: H-rb


Correct Pronunciation: Erb


8. Cocoa


8 food names we mispronounce cocoa


You Probably Say: Koh-koh-wa


Correct Pronunciation: Koh-koh


9. Fajita


9 food names we mispronounce fajita


You Probably Say: Fuh-jee-taah


Correct Pronunciation: Fuh-hee-tuh


10. Hummus


10 food names we mispronounce hummus


You Probably Say: Hum-us


Correct Pronunciation: Hoom-us


11. Jalapeño


11 food names we mispronounce jalapeno


You Probably Say: Ja-la-peh-noh


Correct Pronunciation: Hah-lah-peh-nyoh


12. Salmon


12 food names we mispronounce salmon


You Probably Say: Sal-mon


Correct Pronunciation: Sam-uhn


13. Bruschetta


13 food names we mispronounce bruschetta


You Probably Say: Broo-shet-ah


Correct Pronunciation: Broo-sket-ah


14. Croissant


14 food names we mispronounce croissant


You Probably Say: Krau-sent


Correct Pronunciation: Kwuh-saunh


15. Ferrero Rocher


15 Food names we mispronounce FerreroRocher


You Probably Say: Ferrero-ro-shar


Correct Pronunciation: Furrero-ro-shey


TBH, I don't really care how you choose to pronounce these words. As long as people you're ordering the food from understand you, who am I to judge? Don't let the haters stop you from doin' your thang! Anyhoo, to all the foodies who've always wished to avoid gastronomic faux-pas, we hope it's super easy now. It's time to go and show off your new-found culinary knowledge.


Also Read: 10 Everyday English Words You Might Be Mispronouncing!


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