Ikea And Everything Else We’re Pronouncing Wrong

Let's be honest, we all do it. Well, if you really want to know how to properly pronounce the names of celebrities and things we know and love...here ya go!

  • Ikea - As it turns out, we’re not saying the name of the store the same way they do in their home country of Sweden. We say [eye-KEY-uh] ...it's actually [ee-KAY-uh].
  • Princess Eugenie - She’s getting married this Friday and we think her name is pronounced [you-JEAN-knee] or [you-JEN-knee], but her name is actually [YOU-juh-knee].
  • Chrissy Teigen - We all say [TEE-gen], but she says it’s really [TIE-gen]. 
  • Ariana Grande - If you assume her name pronounced [GRAHN-day], you’re not alone. We all do! But, it’s supposed to be [Gran-DEE].
  • Nutella - That chocolate-hazelnut spread we all love is actually [NEW-tell-uh], not [NUH-tell-uh].
  • Sriracha - People commonly call this popular chili sauce [sree-ROTCH-ah], but it’s really supposed to be [SEE-rah-cha]. It’s named after a coastal town in Thailand, Si Racha.
  • Porsche -Here in the U.S. we usually call it [PORSH] with just one syllable, but the company is named for its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, and his last name has two syllables: [POOR-sha].  

Source: New York Post

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