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10 Foods That Are Delicious No Matter How You Say It

March 25, 2013

Imagine this. You’re out to dinner with some friends. You see some awesome new dish with some weird new ingredient you’ve read about on your food blog (you’re pretty cultured after all). You’re dying to try it, but you have no idea how to even pronounce it. You call over the waiter and give it a shot. It’s a massacre of the English language. Plates drop, silverware clinks and the entire restaurant points and laughs at you until you run home and cry into your giant pillow.

It’s OK. This is why you order food online. No phones, no talking, no pronunciation. Order that weird dish with too many vowels and have confidence as you click that order now button.

If you’re ever in a social situation where you need to be all fancy pants and want to come off more Don Juan than “ermahgerd”, we’ve prepared a list of 10 commonly mispronounced items found on Eat24.

10. Bruschetta
Pronounced: broo-sket-ah — The Italian appetizer that is not a brush.
9. Gnocchi
Pronounced: nyawk-kee — Saying “That Potato Pasta” just isn’t fancy enough.
8. Espresso
Pronounced: e-spres-oh — Yes it does give you energy but don’t you dare say expresso.
7. Chipotle
Pronounced: chi-poht-ley — Smokey smoked jalapeños that is as fun to pronounce as it is to eat.
6. Beignet
Pronounced: ben-yay — As Django would say, “The “G” is silent”.
5. Sriracha
Pronounced: shree-ra-cha (According to the official Sriracha website) — Use tact when addressing the boss of sauces.
4. Quinoa
Pronounced: keen-wah — The new king of the grains demands proper pronunciation.
3. Gyro
Pronounced : yee-row or zheer-oh — You’re our hero if you pronounce this correctly.
2. Quesadilla
Pronounced: key-suh-dee-uh — Yes Napoleon Dynamite is hilarious, but its lessons on pronunciation are awful.
1. Pho
Pronounced: fəʊ or fuh — Regardless of how you pronounce it, this soup contains the cure for just about everything.

Reprinted with permission from : Eat24, an online delivery and takeout website

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