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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Macaroons are a completely different type of sweet to macarons.

    Edit: as per the pic lambjam just posted!
    oh yum! they are coconut sweet aren't they?
    no idea that a macaroon did exist - always assumed it was a mispronounced macaron.

    one learn everyday!!

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    I always thought the opposite - that when people were saying macaron they really meant macaroon!

    And then I found out there were two. Dangerous!

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    Really?! Tell me you're not all actually twelve-year-old boys...
    No...

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    Sammidge for sandwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    YES! Thank you!

    But this one leaves me with a horrid dilemma. I know that it should be Mow-ett, but also that most people think it's Mow-ay or (worse) Mow-ee, so I worry that if I say it correctly then everyone else will think I'm an idiot!

    So I just avoid ever saying it...
    Sorry for being pedantic but Moet should actually be pronounced Mo-ett (no w).

    Since we are talking french alcohol, in Sauvignon Blanc the c is silent. So it reads sauvignon blan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Sammidge for sandwich
    I know someone with the surname Summich and people often write his name as Sandwich... :/ Awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Sorry for being pedantic but Moet should actually be pronounced Mo-ett (no w).
    What I've read says it should be more "Mw-ett" than "Mo-ett" (one syllable).

    Let me go find

    ETA: I can't link to the section directly on my phone, but scroll down to "Pronunciation"... http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moët_%26_Chandon
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    People call me monique and my name is definitely not that! Is similar....... Sometimes I want to scream

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    Watching MKR and I'm not dealing with the mispronunciation of salsa.

    Sal-suh
    Sul-suh.

    Surely it's the latter? SAL-sa sounds so.....ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    What I've read says it should be more "Mw-ett" than "Mo-ett" (one syllable).

    Let me go find

    ETA: I can't link to the section directly on my phone, but scroll down to "Pronunciation"... http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moët_%26_Chandon
    I probably don't know how to write down the pronunciation, it's Mo as in Bro then Ett.
    That's the proper French pronunciation, but then it might have been anglicized

    ETA I'll ask my friend who works there - lucky duck is having champagne every week!!
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