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13 Of The Most Mispronounced Food Names Ever
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13 Of The Most Mispronounced Food Names Ever

These 15 designs will show you how most of us are mispronouncing food words in our everyday food conversations.

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GoonDiapers
Community Member
7 years ago

If you look up most of these in the dictionary they have multiple accepted pronunciations.

OscarHanzély
Community Member
6 years ago

Accepted in English is one thing, correct native pronunciation is usually one.

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's ask the Italians if they pronounce 'pasta' like that! FFS! It's phonetic, it's pronounced as it's spelt. And onion is 'unyun'.

FiammettaLen
Community Member
6 years ago

yep, from italy, it's pastA with a nice strong A at the end like the second one!

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GertrudeWilkes
Community Member
6 years ago

I'd check with an Arabic speaker on that Hoom-us!

ronitzav
Community Member
6 years ago

it's chu-mus (but you anglos can't pronounce the ch/x so let's stay with just hoomus)

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Brontosonto
Community Member
6 years ago

Quinoa: "keenoah" is spanish pronociation - "keen-wa" is quechua prononciation.

Brontosonto
Community Member
6 years ago

spanish based & quechua based, I mean.

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SueParry
Community Member
6 years ago

Who on earth says 'onion' that way?

NikitaJagora
Community Member
6 years ago

Maybe the English

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Bluehw
Community Member
6 years ago

nah ai seeh!

KatarzynaWu
Community Member
6 years ago

and what about Gnocchi?? :)

AudreyGrossman
Community Member
6 years ago

yes! nyok-ee

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LaurenLeighton
Community Member
6 years ago

these are American pronounciations, not necessarily correct. Pasta is pronounced correctly with a hard 'a'. for example.

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Indeed. If Americans say it differently, it is wrong. That pretty much sums it up. They say 'bayzul' for basil when it should be 'ba-zul'. and 'urrrb' for 'herb'? That should be illegal.

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HelenTedman
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm really interested in accents and dialects, I used to tease my American friend about the way he pronounced "Jaguar", he said it "Jag waar" and us English pronounce it "Jag You Are"!

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

When, in fact, it's you who sounds ridiculous.

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Rich Wilson
Community Member
5 years ago

As an English person, this seems to be a guide to sounding like a pretentious southerner.

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

I am Italian, the correct "Pasta" is the one pointed as wrong

MathieuIgnare
Community Member
6 years ago

If we are talking about some food preparation, ok, that can be interesting. But most of this is just pronunciation in English of randomly picked edibles (onion? almond?) and even of words that are not even English (boofay wtf?!).

MatiasArguello
Community Member
6 years ago

pasta is wrong...

MadeleineReber
Community Member
6 years ago

I disagree with Almond

SantiagoSalaberry
Community Member
6 years ago

mmm in Spanish is jalapeño, and quinoa sounds like keenoah in spanish.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

Again, no one cares.

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MindyRuzumna
Community Member
6 years ago

they forgot edamame.

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

ai mami

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IvonneAviles
Community Member
6 years ago

The spanish ones are far from right.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

No one cares.

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Beda Mariha
Community Member
5 months ago

waow good post

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 year ago

Raspberry is incorrect, onion is incorrect, very unreliable information

Chris Trew
Community Member
5 years ago

Potayto potarto ;)

Rich Wilson
Community Member
5 years ago

As an English person, this seems like a guide to sounding like a pretentious southerner.

KingaChojnacka
Community Member
6 years ago

Isn't the pasta one the same?

Xelanaly
Community Member
6 years ago

Lol I had to inform my social studies teacher in 6th grade how to pronounce Quinoa

RobBlake
Community Member
6 years ago

Where on earth did they get, Ah-mond? I've never heard anyone leave out the "L" in Almond.

freäkqnc
Community Member
6 years ago

Pah-stuh? In Italian the word Pasta sounds like "Páss-tah" with emphasis on the first "a". Where do you get your pronunciation info? Fortune cookies?! Please. What a horrible "article"... even by bored panda's standards this is terrible. Let's pick it up a bit shall we?!

freäkqnc
Community Member
6 years ago

Pah-stuh? What are you talking about?! Pasta in Italian is sounds like Páss-tah with emphasis on the first a... are you getting your pronunciation info from fortune cookies?!

FirstLast
Community Member
6 years ago

i think they forgot EXIT !!! it's "ex- it" NOT "egg-zit" !!!!

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

Or better, like the second but with an A at the end

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

I am Italian, the correct"Pasta" is the first, the one pointed as wrong

FrancescaRanica
Community Member
6 years ago

Io ho letto "pass" come "pes" e non dico PESTA però forse il livello del mio inglese è scarso

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BrianHayden
Community Member
6 years ago

I think ya'll need to pronounce my balls.

AudreyGrossman
Community Member
6 years ago

http://www.howdoyousaythatword.com/word/bruschetta-bruschette/

Pamela
Community Member
6 years ago

Language is a living thing; not always the same today as yesterday.

PootyTang
Community Member
6 years ago

If you want to pronounce it that way, you're supposed to spell it 'Keenwah', which is the Quechan form. If you're going to spell it 'Quinoa' (Spanish form), it's pronounced 'Key-no-ah'. But honestly, if you say it either way, everyone knows what you're talking about. Is it really so important to press the point? Is it really worth halting the conversation you're having so that you can press your 'rightness' on someone else?

SamanthaBelcher
Community Member
6 years ago

Some people really say kok-koh-wa?

ÁgnesKóbor
Community Member
6 years ago

Me... :) But I will try to fix it. :D

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DakotaScheef
Community Member
6 years ago

Definitely a geographic bias to quite a few of these. The author doesn't seem to take into account dialect/accent shifts that change how vowel use or syllables shift.

IvonneAviles
Community Member
6 years ago

The ones in spanish are not really correct.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

No one cares!

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TriciaFerrell
Community Member
6 years ago

As a former barista, "expresso" just kills me. Kills me! There is no X!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
6 years ago

Mind blown on Almond pronounciation

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Well screw English language with it's stupid spelling vs pronunciation issues! If there is a fucking L in "Almond" I WILL pronounce it! And Hummus is pronounced as KH-OO-MUS ;)

DanielTregant
Community Member
6 years ago

I always thought onion was pronounced un-yun.

RichieSevrinsky
Community Member
6 years ago

You can add this one to the list: Pronunciation Nazi | En-light-end | Jerk | x | v

LilyBautista
Community Member
6 years ago

My count is only 13 but article says 15

MelissaNyberg
Community Member
6 years ago

Want some AAHHH MUNDS?? Sorry I will stick with my mispronunciation and not sound like I am from New Jersey.

JimHubbard
Community Member
6 years ago

Let me just say...if you don't give enough of a shit to spell something the way it should sound, I'm not going to lose any sleep over how I pronounce it.

Yulia
Community Member
6 years ago

Sometimes depends on whether you're in the UK, America, Australia...

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Ni-Ice!!!!

SusanLu
Community Member
6 years ago

They should do "radiator." My boyfriend and I fight about it all the time!

NikitaJagora
Community Member
6 years ago

You eat radiators?

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Ashish_H
Community Member
7 years ago

all-right-ee now i know how to say those!!

TravelingRockhopper
Community Member
7 years ago

:)

NatalieNovelli-Rodriguez
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure where you got the "correct" pronunciation from... Definitely got pasta wrong ...you couldn't even attempt to pronounce tortillas right... Unless you can manage to sound a nice and strong R which I doubt, you don't roll your tongue you vibrate it against your palate... Start trying. . .And Don't even bother with the double l...cocoa ...? Not even close, as pasta... Just as you spell it C O C O A Nothing to it... Bruschetta...Why would you even think of adding a K there is beyond me ...Quinoa is O no W and JALAPEÑO you'd have to start by spelling it right (with a Ñ...) to be able to attempt the proper pronunciation... Oh the joys of being bilingual... And actually knowing what you're talking about.. Don't post bullshit...

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, Latin dingbats, no one cares! We're not speaking Spanish. We just want a fucking taco!

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BenjaminGomola
Community Member
6 years ago

Who says O-nion?!

AltieMetcalf
Community Member
6 years ago

Really? People can't pronounce onion??? Or raspberry? Who are these people? And I disagree on "almond." The pronunciation in the U.S. includes the "l" sound (in the U.K. you might not find the "l" being pronounced).

RichardHall
Community Member
6 years ago

Is this what the human race has come to..adult learning at a yr 1 level... Maybe people need to read more books than being so consumed in technology

PeterMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

Unless we're talking about dictionaries, reading more books is not going to help anyone pronounce oddly spelled words correctly.

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WioletaPodsiadła
Community Member
6 years ago

what about..... If you want people to read it correctly... Start writing it the way you pronounce it?! I mean ok, words are already written, but if you write it way different than a normal person with knowledge of alphabet will read them.. then well it's the word, not people.

GoonDiapers
Community Member
7 years ago

If you look up most of these in the dictionary they have multiple accepted pronunciations.

OscarHanzély
Community Member
6 years ago

Accepted in English is one thing, correct native pronunciation is usually one.

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's ask the Italians if they pronounce 'pasta' like that! FFS! It's phonetic, it's pronounced as it's spelt. And onion is 'unyun'.

FiammettaLen
Community Member
6 years ago

yep, from italy, it's pastA with a nice strong A at the end like the second one!

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GertrudeWilkes
Community Member
6 years ago

I'd check with an Arabic speaker on that Hoom-us!

ronitzav
Community Member
6 years ago

it's chu-mus (but you anglos can't pronounce the ch/x so let's stay with just hoomus)

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Brontosonto
Community Member
6 years ago

Quinoa: "keenoah" is spanish pronociation - "keen-wa" is quechua prononciation.

Brontosonto
Community Member
6 years ago

spanish based & quechua based, I mean.

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SueParry
Community Member
6 years ago

Who on earth says 'onion' that way?

NikitaJagora
Community Member
6 years ago

Maybe the English

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Bluehw
Community Member
6 years ago

nah ai seeh!

KatarzynaWu
Community Member
6 years ago

and what about Gnocchi?? :)

AudreyGrossman
Community Member
6 years ago

yes! nyok-ee

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LaurenLeighton
Community Member
6 years ago

these are American pronounciations, not necessarily correct. Pasta is pronounced correctly with a hard 'a'. for example.

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Indeed. If Americans say it differently, it is wrong. That pretty much sums it up. They say 'bayzul' for basil when it should be 'ba-zul'. and 'urrrb' for 'herb'? That should be illegal.

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HelenTedman
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm really interested in accents and dialects, I used to tease my American friend about the way he pronounced "Jaguar", he said it "Jag waar" and us English pronounce it "Jag You Are"!

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

When, in fact, it's you who sounds ridiculous.

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Rich Wilson
Community Member
5 years ago

As an English person, this seems to be a guide to sounding like a pretentious southerner.

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

I am Italian, the correct "Pasta" is the one pointed as wrong

MathieuIgnare
Community Member
6 years ago

If we are talking about some food preparation, ok, that can be interesting. But most of this is just pronunciation in English of randomly picked edibles (onion? almond?) and even of words that are not even English (boofay wtf?!).

MatiasArguello
Community Member
6 years ago

pasta is wrong...

MadeleineReber
Community Member
6 years ago

I disagree with Almond

SantiagoSalaberry
Community Member
6 years ago

mmm in Spanish is jalapeño, and quinoa sounds like keenoah in spanish.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

Again, no one cares.

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MindyRuzumna
Community Member
6 years ago

they forgot edamame.

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

ai mami

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IvonneAviles
Community Member
6 years ago

The spanish ones are far from right.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

No one cares.

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Beda Mariha
Community Member
5 months ago

waow good post

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 year ago

Raspberry is incorrect, onion is incorrect, very unreliable information

Chris Trew
Community Member
5 years ago

Potayto potarto ;)

Rich Wilson
Community Member
5 years ago

As an English person, this seems like a guide to sounding like a pretentious southerner.

KingaChojnacka
Community Member
6 years ago

Isn't the pasta one the same?

Xelanaly
Community Member
6 years ago

Lol I had to inform my social studies teacher in 6th grade how to pronounce Quinoa

RobBlake
Community Member
6 years ago

Where on earth did they get, Ah-mond? I've never heard anyone leave out the "L" in Almond.

freäkqnc
Community Member
6 years ago

Pah-stuh? In Italian the word Pasta sounds like "Páss-tah" with emphasis on the first "a". Where do you get your pronunciation info? Fortune cookies?! Please. What a horrible "article"... even by bored panda's standards this is terrible. Let's pick it up a bit shall we?!

freäkqnc
Community Member
6 years ago

Pah-stuh? What are you talking about?! Pasta in Italian is sounds like Páss-tah with emphasis on the first a... are you getting your pronunciation info from fortune cookies?!

FirstLast
Community Member
6 years ago

i think they forgot EXIT !!! it's "ex- it" NOT "egg-zit" !!!!

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

Or better, like the second but with an A at the end

DavideFerrari
Community Member
6 years ago

I am Italian, the correct"Pasta" is the first, the one pointed as wrong

FrancescaRanica
Community Member
6 years ago

Io ho letto "pass" come "pes" e non dico PESTA però forse il livello del mio inglese è scarso

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BrianHayden
Community Member
6 years ago

I think ya'll need to pronounce my balls.

AudreyGrossman
Community Member
6 years ago

http://www.howdoyousaythatword.com/word/bruschetta-bruschette/

Pamela
Community Member
6 years ago

Language is a living thing; not always the same today as yesterday.

PootyTang
Community Member
6 years ago

If you want to pronounce it that way, you're supposed to spell it 'Keenwah', which is the Quechan form. If you're going to spell it 'Quinoa' (Spanish form), it's pronounced 'Key-no-ah'. But honestly, if you say it either way, everyone knows what you're talking about. Is it really so important to press the point? Is it really worth halting the conversation you're having so that you can press your 'rightness' on someone else?

SamanthaBelcher
Community Member
6 years ago

Some people really say kok-koh-wa?

ÁgnesKóbor
Community Member
6 years ago

Me... :) But I will try to fix it. :D

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DakotaScheef
Community Member
6 years ago

Definitely a geographic bias to quite a few of these. The author doesn't seem to take into account dialect/accent shifts that change how vowel use or syllables shift.

IvonneAviles
Community Member
6 years ago

The ones in spanish are not really correct.

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

No one cares!

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TriciaFerrell
Community Member
6 years ago

As a former barista, "expresso" just kills me. Kills me! There is no X!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
6 years ago

Mind blown on Almond pronounciation

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Well screw English language with it's stupid spelling vs pronunciation issues! If there is a fucking L in "Almond" I WILL pronounce it! And Hummus is pronounced as KH-OO-MUS ;)

DanielTregant
Community Member
6 years ago

I always thought onion was pronounced un-yun.

RichieSevrinsky
Community Member
6 years ago

You can add this one to the list: Pronunciation Nazi | En-light-end | Jerk | x | v

LilyBautista
Community Member
6 years ago

My count is only 13 but article says 15

MelissaNyberg
Community Member
6 years ago

Want some AAHHH MUNDS?? Sorry I will stick with my mispronunciation and not sound like I am from New Jersey.

JimHubbard
Community Member
6 years ago

Let me just say...if you don't give enough of a shit to spell something the way it should sound, I'm not going to lose any sleep over how I pronounce it.

Yulia
Community Member
6 years ago

Sometimes depends on whether you're in the UK, America, Australia...

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Ni-Ice!!!!

SusanLu
Community Member
6 years ago

They should do "radiator." My boyfriend and I fight about it all the time!

NikitaJagora
Community Member
6 years ago

You eat radiators?

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Ashish_H
Community Member
7 years ago

all-right-ee now i know how to say those!!

TravelingRockhopper
Community Member
7 years ago

:)

NatalieNovelli-Rodriguez
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure where you got the "correct" pronunciation from... Definitely got pasta wrong ...you couldn't even attempt to pronounce tortillas right... Unless you can manage to sound a nice and strong R which I doubt, you don't roll your tongue you vibrate it against your palate... Start trying. . .And Don't even bother with the double l...cocoa ...? Not even close, as pasta... Just as you spell it C O C O A Nothing to it... Bruschetta...Why would you even think of adding a K there is beyond me ...Quinoa is O no W and JALAPEÑO you'd have to start by spelling it right (with a Ñ...) to be able to attempt the proper pronunciation... Oh the joys of being bilingual... And actually knowing what you're talking about.. Don't post bullshit...

SundayGardenia
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, Latin dingbats, no one cares! We're not speaking Spanish. We just want a fucking taco!

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BenjaminGomola
Community Member
6 years ago

Who says O-nion?!

AltieMetcalf
Community Member
6 years ago

Really? People can't pronounce onion??? Or raspberry? Who are these people? And I disagree on "almond." The pronunciation in the U.S. includes the "l" sound (in the U.K. you might not find the "l" being pronounced).

RichardHall
Community Member
6 years ago

Is this what the human race has come to..adult learning at a yr 1 level... Maybe people need to read more books than being so consumed in technology

PeterMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

Unless we're talking about dictionaries, reading more books is not going to help anyone pronounce oddly spelled words correctly.

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WioletaPodsiadła
Community Member
6 years ago

what about..... If you want people to read it correctly... Start writing it the way you pronounce it?! I mean ok, words are already written, but if you write it way different than a normal person with knowledge of alphabet will read them.. then well it's the word, not people.

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