Guacamole, hummus, croissant, Nutella — trendy foods you’ve been pronouncing wrong and how to say them

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Guacamole, hummus, croissant, Nutella — trendy foods you've been pronouncing wrong and how to say them



HOLY wakamolay! Millions of Brits wrongly pronounce trendy foreign foods.
Guacamole is wak-a-molay, Nutella as new-tell-uh and hummus as hoom-us (and not humm-us), says travel website Far and Wide.
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The hot sauce Sriracha, now a Walkers Crisp flavour advertised by Gary Lineker and Emily Atack, is pronounced see-rotch-ah.
And be careful how you say the mushroom shiitake — it is she-tah-kay.
Others on the list include the kebab-style fast good gyro which is pronounced yee-roh.
Far and Wide added: “You’re in Paris, walking along the Seine, when you pass a street vendor.
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You ask: ‘May I have one cruss-aunt, please?’ The vendor looks at you, judgment in his eyes, and replies: ‘Yes, you may have a kwa-sahn’.
“The chances are, there are at least a few foods that you’ve been saying wrong for years.”
20 foods and how to pronounce them

Shiitake (mushrooms) – she-tah-kay
Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) – bahn mee
Edamame (beans) – ed-ah-mah-may
Sriracha (hot sauce) – see-rotch-ah
Hummus (dip) – hoom-uhs
Gyro (kebab) – yee-roh
Wiener (sausage) – vee-ner
Manchego (cheese) – mahn-chay-goh
Tapenade (paste) – top-en-ahde
Crudite (raw veg) – kroo-dee-tay
Croissant (pastry) – kwa-sahn
Beignet (fried pastries) – ben-yey
Cicchetti (Italian-style tapas) – chih-keh-tee
Nutella (spread) – new-tell-uh
Prosciutto (ham) – proh-shoo-toh
Ciabatta (bread) – chuh-bott-uh
Focaccia (bread) – foe-kah-chuh
Jalapeno (pepper) – hah-luh-peyn-yoh
Guacamole (dip) – wak-a-mol-ay
Quesadilla (Mexican dish) – kay-suh-dee-yah

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