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Preply, an online language tutor platform, sifted through search data and came up with this list of the most Googled marks that are mispronounced.

“An easy-to-pronounce brand is also important. You don’t want a name to be mispronounced because that will only confuse customers,” Preply’s Daniele Saccardi said in a press release.

Check out some of the words below!


“Ah-dee-das,” because we know you’re eyeing that tracksuit, but aren’t active enough to warrant it. Why not take it home?


“Szee-vohn-elle”. You may have seen this designer brand in your favorite department store! Now you can impress all your friends with that fancy new word you’ve added to your vocabulary.


“Ehr-mez”. This one is for our iPhone fans. Have you ever searched online for a new case for your phone and seen the French leather case for a few hundred dollars? This is Hermès, one of the oldest artisanal leather goods in the world. If you can think of the accessory, they have it.


“HYUN-day” unfortunately isn’t the hardest word to say for their car catalog, but that’s a story for another day.


“Eee-KEH-Yah”, the home of the famous Swedish meatballs. We would say this store is a guilty pleasure for us, but we don’t feel guilty at all


“Nai-key,” known for his signature tick, we’re not exactly sure Why it’s pronounced like that.


“New-tell-uh”, a delight for children and chocolate lovers. Nuff said.


“Puh-joh”. This French automobile company started in 1810. While it’s unfortunate that people have mispronounced it for the past 200 years, at least we can say so now!


“Por-shuh”. The dream car of many dads around the world. Although they are expensive, boy does the engine purr.


“Ver-sach-eh” is a fashion staple around the world. It might just be a refresher lesson for some.

Now that we know how to say these words, we’re going to eat “new-dis-uh” with a spoon to have fun!

Joseph E. Golightly