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Ten most mispronounced food words

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i'll have to protest this


Paczki (POONCH-key)


This is true in my experience with Polish immigrants and their descendants around the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.


Well...really more like PONCH-key. With the O sound like in 'only'.

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I can't help but notice that "rioja" isn't on that list.



Not to mention "basil".


I was ignorant of the correct pronounciation of "pho" until relatively recently. As for "gyro," I suspect the non-anglicized pronounication is very rare.

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Sometimes I actually build up the courage to go to a cart and order a gyro using the Greek pronunciation. The guys never have the slightest idea what I'm talking about. (Any parallel to "rioja" is strictly in the mind of the reader.)

Isn't that a new york thing, the hard G? If you are in Chicago isn't it something closer to the Greek pronunciation?

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