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

You'll argue about the differences in these regional food names forever. Is it soda or pop?

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

These foods actually have different names in the U.K.

Anise

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

You're probably also mispronouncing these popular company names.

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

Açaí

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

You won't be able to get enough of these gorgeous and healthy acai bowls.

Bouillabaisse

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

Sherbet

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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.)

Pho

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Don’t say: Foe... Instead say: FUH

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