John M. Becker

Think You Know How to Say 'Bruschetta'? Think Again

Filed By John M. Becker | September 22, 2013 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: bruschetta, diction, food, pronunciation guide, shirtless, shirtless men

Before you head out to Sunday brunch, enjoy this 70-second video from BuzzFeed featuring a hunky shirtless man giving a mini-lesson on how to correctly say the names of thirteen of the most commonly mispronounced food items.

I especially appreciate this video as a professional vocal musician, because proper diction is something that we voice people get awkwardly obsessive about. My husband Michael -- also a professional vocal musician -- once practically came to blows with a passive-aggressive server at a restaurant who kept condescendingly insisting that the word "bruschetta" was pronounced "broo-SHET-tuh" (which it isn't, by the way). It was pretty serious.

Check out the video below. Are there any food items that you've been pronouncing incorrectly?

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