17 Common Food Names You Probably Pronounce Wrong

Fact: 100 percent of people pronounce "sriracha" wrong.

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Bruschetta

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Don’t say: Broo-sheh-tuh... Instead say: Broo-SKET-tuh

Sriracha

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Don’t say: Sree-rah-cha... Instead say: SEE-rah-cha (Don't believe it? Ask the maker.)

Maraschino cherry

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Don’t say: Mare-uh-sheeno... Instead say: Mare-uh-SKEENO

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Anise

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Don’t say: Ah-nees... Instead say: ANN-iss

Jicama

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Don’t say: Hick-uh-muh... Instead say: HEE-kuh-mah

Gyro

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Don’t say:  Jy-roe... Instead say: YEE-roe

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Açaí

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Don’t say: Ah-kai...  Instead say: Ah-SIGH-ee

Bouillabaisse

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Don’t say: Bool-yah-bays...  Instead say: BOO-yah-BESS

Sherbert

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Don’t say: Sher-bert... Instead say: Sher-BIT (The proper spelling is always "sherbet"; If you see this printed on a menu as "sherbert," it's wrong.)

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Pho

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Don’t say: Foe... Instead say: FUH

Endive

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Don’t say:  En-dive... Instead say: On-DEEV

Worcestershire sauce

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Don’t say:  Wore-chester-shire... 
Instead say: WOOS-TUH-SHURE

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Lychee

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Don’t say: Lie-chee... Instead say: LEE-chee

Gnocchi

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Don’t say: No-key... Instead say: NYOH-key

Crudités

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Don’t say:  Krew-dites... Instead say: Krew-dih-TAY

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Sake

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Don’t say: Socky... Instead say: Sah-KAY

Espresso

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Don’t say: Ex-press-oh... Instead say: ESS-press-oh


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