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British People Have Been Pronouncing These Famous Brands All Wrong

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British People Have Been Pronouncing These Famous Brands All Wrong

This woman loves saying French words incorrectly in a bid to get a reaction from her French boyfriend. The only problem is, she's saying some brands how many Brits would:

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Samantha Romano, 27, from New York, US, will often get French pronunciations wrong to the annoyance of her boyfriend, Yannis Verbecque, 29, from Paris, France.

Samantha tries to pronounce famous French brand names and Yannis will always have to correct her Americanised pronunciation.

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In the video you can hear Samantha pointing out brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Moncler as well as the trickiest - Yves Saint Laurent. Yes, I Googled the spelling as well.

Parfait is pronounced with the 't', right? Credit: Caters
Parfait is pronounced with the 't', right? Credit: Caters

Embarrassingly, it's the way many Brits would say some of these brands but being serious.

Yannis is laughing off many of the corrections but he seems to lose his cool ever so slightly when it comes to Givenchy (not said Gav-in-chee)...

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He can be heard telling Samantha: "Oh my Go... babe. It's Givenchy (said Gee-von-shee) GIVENCHY. Oh my God."

Yannis' reaction never fails to amuse Samantha and he equally loves the joke it's created between them.

It seems this has been a problem for years as the following tweets point out:

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When it comes to other pronunciations, nothing can be as bad as spending your entire life saying your name wrong like one woman discovered.

The lady, let's call her Saoirse because that is what she's called, took to Reddit to tell people what happened. She wrote: "My name is Saoirse. I am not Irish.

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"My parents named me Saoirse because my mom was reading a book with a character named Saoirse and she thought the name was really unique.

A woman revealed she had been saying her name incorrectly until discovering Saoirse Ronan. Credit: PA
A woman revealed she had been saying her name incorrectly until discovering Saoirse Ronan. Credit: PA

"In her head, she thought the name was pronounced 'Say-or-cee' and my dad had never heard the name before, so that's how I've grown up my whole life.

"Nobody else at school seemed to know the name either, so they trusted my pronunciation - up until recent years. A certain actress has become popular who shares my name, but she pronounces it the right way (Sur-sha).

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"Most people who've just met me but have seen my name first call me by Sur-sha now, and I don't correct them, because the fact that my name is a mistake is pretty embarrassing to me."

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Rebecca Shepherd
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