Top 10 Most Mispronounced Foods in America

Quinoa

This little grain-like seed is another superfood that most people pronounce wrong. According to Preply, most people are still saying kwin-o-a.

Gyros

The correct Greek pronunciation of this Mediterranean sandwich is yee·ros. Merriam-Webster also says zhihr-oh is acceptable.

Croissant

A well baked croissant should be flaky and crisp on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. It should be evenly baked and well aerated.

Açai

The popular little anti-inflammatory superfood is popping up everywhere, particularly in smoothie bowls. Many people turn this word into a three-syllable word.

Gnocchi

The popular frequently potato-based Italian pasta can be a source of pronunciation anxiety for some.This is made in the same style as gnocchi but contains ricotta cheese instead of potato.

Lychee

According to Preply, most Americans call this little floral, sweet fruit lee-chee, but lie-chee which rhymes with tai-chi is the more globally accepted way.

Chipotle

With the rise of the ubiquitous fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant chain, most of us probably get this one semi-right now. Of course, the restaurant chain is named after the smoked jalapeno.

Worcestershire sauce

This anchovy-spiked sauce is a wonderful source of umami and pronunciation laughs on cooking shows. If you pronounce this one phonetically, you are way off the mark.

Pho

This Vietnamese noodle soup looks simple, but it is harder to say (and make) than you think. It is pronounced fuh not fo.

Jalapeño

Everyone by now knows this spicy pepper, but many people get it wrong. The correct way to say it is ha·luh·pay·nyow or ha·luh·pee·no. The "j" is silent in Spanish words.

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