There’s nothing worse than ordering a particular food at a restaurant or café, only to have the waiter repeat your order back to you – but pronouncing it completely different to you.
We’ve rounded up some of the most commonly mispronounced foods that you’ll find at restaurants, and created this guide to getting the words right.
Hoom-muss, not hum-muss
Kwah-sahn, NOT cross-ont
New-tell-ah, NOT nut-tell-a
Chuh-bott-ah, NOT chia-bah-tah
Wak-a-mole-ay, NOT gwak-ah-mole-ee
Holl-ah-pen-yo, NOT jal-ah-pee-no
Kay-sah-dee-yah, NOT ques-sah-dilla
Keen-wah, NOT quinn-oh-ah.
Bru-sket-ah, NOT brush-et-ah.
Ah-sigh-ee, NOT ah-ky-ee.
Bun-me, NOT bon-me
Fuhr NOT Foh
Knee-swahz, Not knee-koi
Shar-coo-tuh-ree, NOT Char-coo-ter-ee
Nyok-ee, NOT g-knock-ee
Car-pray-zay, NOT cuh-preece
Moss-cuh-poe-nay, NOT mass-car-pone
Pie-aye-ya, NOT pay-ell-ah
Poh-kay, NOT poke-ee
Wuss-tah-sheer, NOT worst-err-shire
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