17 Famous Company Names You’re Actually Pronouncing All Wrong

Most businesses could not care less how you say their name as long as you spell your name correctly on the credit card slip. But in case you’re wondering, here are the incorrect and correct ways to say …

Ikea

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How we pronounce it: eye-key-ah
How you're supposed to pronounce it: ih-key-yah

Are you mispronouncing these words also? Even smart people say them wrong!

Adidas

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How we pronounce it: uh-deed-aas
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: aah-dee-das

Here are some of the most mispronounced food words.

Zagat

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How we pronounce it: za-get
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: za-GAT

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Nutella

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How we pronounce it: nuh-tell-uh
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: new-tell-uh

Are you guilty of using these words and phrases wrong?

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Porsche

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How we pronounce it: porsh
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: por-sha

You might be messing up these common brand names, too.

Fage

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How we pronounce it: fahj
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: fah-yay

Here are 24 other things you've probably been saying wrong this whole time.

Hyundai

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How we pronounce it: hi-un-dye
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: hun-day

These are some of the hardest words to pronounce in the English language.

Hoegaarden

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How we pronounce it: ho-gar-den
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: who-gar-den

These irregular plural words sound totally wrong—but they're correct.

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Hermes

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How we pronounce it: her-meez
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: air-mez

These are some other fashion terms you might be pronouncing incorrectly.

Givenchy

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How we pronounce it: Gah-vin-chee
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: zhee-von-she

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Volkswagen

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How we pronounce it: volks wag-en
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: vo-ks var-gun

Renault

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How we pronounce it: ren-old
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: ren-oh

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Sega

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How we pronounce it: say-ga
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: see-ga

Louis Vuitton

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How we pronounce it: loo-is vee-ton
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: loo-ee we-taahn

Samsung

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How we pronounce it: sam-sung
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: sam-song

Bayer

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How we pronounce it: bay-er
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: buy-er

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Saucony

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How we pronounce it: sow-cone-ee
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: SOCK-a-nee

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