Speaking of tack-os, there's also pasta (to rhyme with Rasta) instead of par-sta. Also, capsicun... *twitch*...
I once interviewed a respected businesswoman who pronounced canapés as kan-apps 😳
Oops double post
I intentionally pronounce some things wrong as they were once part of an 'in joke' and I forget that not everyone is 'in' on the joke.
Kardonnay (thanks Kath and Kim!)
Tah-Jay (Target when you're pretending it's a posh boutique)
I 100% know how to pronounce them, but it's more fun to say them that way.
I know maroon is maroon, but I grew up calling it mar-own and saying ma-roon just seems toff. So I usually ham up a Spanish accent and say marrrrr-onn-ey (rolling the r and all) because I don't want to be wrong but I don't want to say it "right".
Perthies will like this one. When I moved to WA, I would chuckle every time I drove through Cockburn, but felt to embarassed to say the word out loud. I caught the train one day and the announcement revealed it's Co-burn - so then I just got to chuckle at DH and every other newcomer since who calls it ****-burn.
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