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about people who pronounce cayenne "kye-ann"

(357 Posts)
GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 21:37:12

They should all be shot.

See also: chewmeric, cardamon, and cummin.

Yes I know this is unreasonable. Especially for cummin.

Angel1983 Tue 06-Jan-15 21:44:28

How do you pronounce it then? I have no idea about these things.....

simbacatlivesagain Tue 06-Jan-15 21:46:45

Is this a new kardashian baby? I struggle to keep up with them.

LongDistanceLove Tue 06-Jan-15 21:48:26

I pronounce it Kay-en is that right? confused

GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 21:49:40

I think it's pronounced pretty much how it's spelt, isn't it? Kay-enn?

I think people are saying kye-ann by analogy to Cheyenne, the Native American people, which is shy-ann.

SquinkiesRule Tue 06-Jan-15 21:49:55

I say Kay-ann as in Cayenne pepper.
Whats Chumeric?

GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 21:51:17

It's kind of weird - all my life I've heard people call it cayenne, and suddenly the TV is heaving in people using this weird pronunciation grin

LongDistanceLove Tue 06-Jan-15 21:51:21

And cardamom, cardamom.

OhShittingHenry Tue 06-Jan-15 21:51:30

How can it be 'ann' when it clearly ends in 'enne'? It's Kay-enn.

Turmeric is sometimes mispronounced as Chumeric. I don't know why.

GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 21:52:46

Chewmeric is how people say turmeric when they want it to sound like they're putting tumours in their food <boak>

BabyOnBoob Tue 06-Jan-15 21:53:06

Take a chill pill OP

lemisscared Tue 06-Jan-15 21:54:06

its the fucjers that say parstar that i want to massacre

msgrinch Tue 06-Jan-15 21:56:42

get over yourself. I'm sure you pronounce things wrong wink

GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 21:59:18

Oh no, grinch, I am always perfect in every way. wink

GlitzAndGigglesx Tue 06-Jan-15 21:59:39

And the sods who mispronounce baklava grrrrr grin

msgrinch Tue 06-Jan-15 22:01:05

aren't we all! grin

GrandTheftQuarto Tue 06-Jan-15 22:01:13

That's an easy one, Glitz - it should be ba-la-KLAR-va, right? grin

TaliZorahVasNormandy Tue 06-Jan-15 22:03:36

I thought it was pronounced Shy-an. Thats how Cheyenne, wyoming is pronounced.

KatoPotato Tue 06-Jan-15 22:04:55

MacaRONS. Gahhh

msgrinch Tue 06-Jan-15 22:05:10

chorizo is always a good one too. picks the snobs from the norm. added points for a false accent and hand movement.

VirginiaTonic Tue 06-Jan-15 22:06:19

Well how are people supposed to know how these things SHOULD be pronounced? If everyone says kye-ann then others just copy- never heard it pronounced any other way to honest!

TaliZorahVasNormandy Tue 06-Jan-15 22:06:40

According to my friend who lives in Cheyenne, its pronounced Shy-ann.

GlitzAndGigglesx Tue 06-Jan-15 22:08:18

Grandtheft don't! My friends very cockney dad pronounced it just like that I was horrified.

msgrinch grin sooo true about chorizo!

WowserBowser Tue 06-Jan-15 22:08:30

Macarons is correct though? As in, there are macarons and macaroons.

VirginiaTonic Tue 06-Jan-15 22:09:13

And it's always been chewmeric until now, what's changed?

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