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17 Famous Company Names You’re Actually Pronouncing All Wrong

Most businesses could not care less how you say their name as long as you spell your name correctly on the credit card slip. But in case you’re wondering, here are the incorrect and correct ways to say them.

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IKEA is one of the most mispronounced namesPhoto: Robert Liwanag/readersdigest.ca, nomadFra/Shutterstock

Ikea

How we pronounce it: eye-key-ah
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: ih-key-yah

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Adidas

How we pronounce it: uh-deed-aas
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: aah-dee-das

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Zagat

How we pronounce it: za-get
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: za-GAT

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Nutella crepes with whipped creamPhoto: Shutterstock

Nutella

How we pronounce it: nuh-tell-uh
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: new-tell-uh

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Porsche

How we pronounce it: porsh
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: por-sha

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Fage

How we pronounce it: fahj
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: fah-yay

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Hyundai

How we pronounce it: hi-un-dye
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: hun-day

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Hoegaarden

How we pronounce it: ho-gar-den
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: who-gar-den

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Hermes

How we pronounce it: her-meez
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: air-mez

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Givenchy

How we pronounce it: Gah-vin-chee
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: zhee-von-she

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Volkswagen

How we pronounce it: volks wag-en
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: vo-ks var-gun

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Orange Renault sports utility vehiclePhoto: Robert Liwanag/readersdigest.ca, Yauhen_D/Shutterstock

Renault

How we pronounce it: ren-old
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: ren-oh

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Sega

How we pronounce it: say-ga
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: see-ga

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Louis Vuitton

How we pronounce it: loo-is vee-ton
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: loo-ee we-taahn

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Samsung

How we pronounce it: sam-sung
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: sam-song

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Bayer

How we pronounce it: bay-er
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: buy-er

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Saucony

How we pronounce it: sow-cone-ee
How you’re supposed to pronounce it: SOCK-a-nee

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