Friday, July 1, 2011

How do you say it?

There are words that deplete a man's confidence of pronouncing them, for the simple reason of not having an idea on how to properly pronounce them.  So here are some of the most "murdered" words I can think of, and their right pronunciations. Please feel free to correct me (there is a comment box here) if I am wrong with what I know.


Beauty, Fashion, and Designers' names
Ralph Lauren
Ralph LO-REN or Ralph LORN - RL is an American brand, so it's not LO-RAN

Yves Saint Laurent 
 E-VES San LO-RAN, it's not IVS

Marithe Francois Girbaud 
 Mari-TIHEY Frans-WA Jer-BOW

Lanvin
Lan-VAN

XOXO
pronounce it by the letters.  I swear I heard someone say SOKSO.

Carolina Herrera
Caro-LEENA HAIR-rera or AIR-rera

Versace
Versa-CHEE

Pierre Cardin
P-YER car-DAN

Thierry Mugler
Tee-air-REE Mug-LAY (no "h" on the Thierry)

Bulgari
BULL-ga-ri 

Hermes
Er-mez

Bebe
Bi-bi (from: to BE or not to BE)

Eclat 
e-clah

Pour Homme
pur-om

Guerlain
guyr-lahn

plaid
plAd (not plEyd)

Kerastase
keh-ras-TAZ



Food

Parmigiana
par-mee-JA-na

Gyros
yi-ros

Worcestershire
wors-ter-shir

Bolognese
bow-li-n(y)iz

Croissant
kr(w)a-san

Parmesan
por-m(i)-zan




Places and Geographical terms

Connecticut
ki-ne-ti-khat

Greenwich
gri-nich

Buendia
bwen-DEE-ya, not bwendya

Shaw
sho, not show

Thailand
Tay-lan(d).  It is a silent h












1 comment:

  1. i must admit, i didn't know BEBE was supposed to be bi-bi. lol.

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