8 Major Brand Names You’ve Been Pronouncing All Wrong. I Was WAY Off On Number 6.

Zagat: It doesn’t rhyme with you-know-what.

 

 

1. Hermes

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The company known for its scarves and Birkin bags, isn’t pronounced HER-meez. It’s actually air-MEZ.

 

2. Fage

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Don’t turn the pronunciation of this Greek yogurt into a tragedy. Say it like this: FA-yay.

 

3. Stella Artois


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Of course you could just ask for a Stella, but if you insist on saying the whole name when you order, say it correctly: Steh-lah Are-twa

 

 4. ZAGAT

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You don’t choose a restaurant based on its ZAH-get review. It’s really za-GAT.

 

 

5. Saucony


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Your favorite old school sneaks? They’re not made by Sow-cone-ee. It’s SOCK-a-nee.

 

6. Givenchy

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If you call this label Give-en-chee, you’re making a fashion faux pas. It’s really pronounced Zhee-vahn-she.

 

7. Porsche

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Always dreamed of owning a “Porsh?” Reality check: it’s pronounced POR-sha.

 

8. Hoegaarden

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Don’t order a “Ho-gar-den” — order a WHO-gar-duhn.

 

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