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    CNBC | Kathy and Ross Petras | 11/25/20 | 5 min
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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      Wow, I have failed miserably!

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      1 month ago

      Somehow I found this difficult to read. Maybe it was the onslaught of spelled-out-syl-la-bles, maybe it was the fact that I read it while drinking a coffee on a café terrace at freezing point temperatures, with only a thin running jacket on.

      Anyway, I learned about ah-sigh-EE and the emphasis on mous-sah-KAH.

      Should they try to sound French and say "krwah-SAN?"

      Funny that the recommendation settled on the incorrect kwah-SAHWN, recognizing that that French 'r' is impossible to pronounce in spoken English, and that trying it might worsen things.

      This put me in French mood. I kicked off a Spotify radio with Ne me quitte pas from Jacques Brel for my run back home. Une bonne journée à tous!

      • Karenz1 month ago

        Moussaka was the biggest surprise to me with the accent on the end. Luckily I’ve never tried to order it!

        • thorgalle
          Scribe
          1 month ago

          Yes, that was surprising! Never ordered it either, but tried to make a vegan version once. Couldn't spot much difference from a lasagna 😏

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      1 month ago

      Excellent lesson on pronunciation of famous foods.

      • Karenz1 month ago

        I always get sherbet wrong!

    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      1 month ago

      Haha yeah some of them are all too familiar. I’ve been guilty of the açaí mispronunciation when it first got famous