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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Qiniewah- instead of quin-oa
    Wait - how is it pronounced, I thought it was keen-wa?

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    It is pronounced keen-wa.

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I have heard many people say kwin-noa

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    As far as I know, it is 'Keen-Wah' and not 'Quinn-Noah'.

    At least, i've only ever heard it pronounced like that...

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-b...a01.wav=quinoa
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Wait - how is it pronounced, I thought it was keen-wa?
    It is. It's often mispronounced though. I used to call it quin-oa, until I looked it up one day.

    For some reason it the mispronunciation of quinoa always reminds me of the mispronunciation of joaquin phoenix's first name, probably because they are both impossible to work out from just looking at the word.

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    Well then I'm wrong I say it how the cooking people do on tv LOL! But my grandma says it soo wrong.

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    Not sure if this has been asked but how does everyone pronounce cumin as in the spice?
    I've always said coo-min but have heard people say cue-min or does it depend where you come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    For some reason it the mispronunciation of quinoa always reminds me of the mispronunciation of joaquin phoenix's first name, probably because they are both impossible to work out from just looking at the word.
    I never thought of it, but they're virtually identical, the syllables just switched around and a silent "j" thrown in!

    I'm ridiculously excited by this

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    I hate the word 'thunk', it's not a word. And Dubious has a D, not a J!


 

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