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 …

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Ikea

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

Adidas

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

Zagat

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

Nutella

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

Porsche

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

Fage

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

Hyundai

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

Hoegaarden

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

Hermes

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

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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