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You say tchoritso...

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BrillianaHarvey Sun 26-Feb-17 23:02:10

...and I say khoritho. Because it's RIGHT. That's how ACTUAL SPANISH PEOPLE say it because it COMES FROM SPAIN.
So why do you look pityingly at me as though I'm some kind of illiterate imbecile, and get me to repeat it, several times, before you say, triumphantly, 'Oh, tchoritso!' like you've just cracked the fucking Enigma Code?
And it crosses my mind, fleetingly, that perhaps my life would have been easier if sometimes I'd chosen to be wrong instead of weird.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 26-Feb-17 23:03:11

Does it matter?

It's just a fancy word for sausage.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 26-Feb-17 23:03:11

I saw chor-it-zo because I am a heathen.

Cat0115 Sun 26-Feb-17 23:03:40

With you entirely. Simlarly CAVA. Not CARRRVA.

Rockingaround Sun 26-Feb-17 23:04:19


longdiling Sun 26-Feb-17 23:04:48

I honestly wouldn't know what you were saying if you pronounced it the authentic Spanish way. I've only ever heard it pronounced the 'wrong' way. I wonder if I am alone in my ignorance?!

BrillianaHarvey Sun 26-Feb-17 23:04:56

Let's not get existential about charcuterie, Joffrey.

birdladyfromhomealone Sun 26-Feb-17 23:05:56

I have a villa in Spain and have Spanish lessons.
CH is pronounced TH in Spain so they were correct theoretically but its a bit anal as however it is pronounced everyone knows what it is???

BoomerAnge Sun 26-Feb-17 23:06:27

I speak Spanish and it's choreetho!!

MadMags Sun 26-Feb-17 23:06:32

Do you think whoever this is thinks you're a bit pretentious?

BoomerAnge Sun 26-Feb-17 23:06:47

So no kh at the beginning

thebakerwithboobs Sun 26-Feb-17 23:06:51

I bet you have a coronary over chipotle!! 😂😂

ivechangedmyname123 Sun 26-Feb-17 23:07:39

Interestingly it can also be pronounced Choreeso and would be understood as South Americans tend not to use th... useless fact of the day!

BrillianaHarvey Sun 26-Feb-17 23:07:45

And don't get me started on jalapeño.

DJBaggySmalls Sun 26-Feb-17 23:08:27

Pretentious, watashi?

fuckingwall Sun 26-Feb-17 23:08:47

You sound tiresome. So how do you pronounce spaghetti?

MrsMoastyToasty Sun 26-Feb-17 23:09:03

I pronounce it "chore ee tho"

I did Spanish a'level.

Obsidian77 Sun 26-Feb-17 23:09:45

It would be tchoriso or tchori-tho, depending on how they say the z. Doesn't start with a k sound.
Hth in this most crucial of charcuterie--related crises.

BrillianaHarvey Sun 26-Feb-17 23:10:37

Never touch the stuff.

RhodaBorrocks Sun 26-Feb-17 23:10:46

What about pai-yay-ya?

I have Spanish family by marriage. I am not allowed to mispronounce these words

TheOnlyLivingBoyinNewCork Sun 26-Feb-17 23:12:00

It depends where in Spain, so in some regions you'd be totally wrong, OP. Most in fact.

QueenMortificado Sun 26-Feb-17 23:13:08

Alright, I know it's technically correct but people that say choriTHo often accompany it with a look of smug satisfaction. I don't like those people.

See also those who pronounce Moët as Mo-et with a hard T. Technically correct but makes you sound like a wang.

fuckingwall Sun 26-Feb-17 23:13:27

I didn't ask whether you ate spaghetti - how do you pronounce the word?

BrillianaHarvey Sun 26-Feb-17 23:13:43

I think we can agree that Castilian Spanish is the purest pronunciation.

kissingJustForPractice Sun 26-Feb-17 23:13:50

Ch is pronounced the same as it is in English. Z is either th or z depending on whether you are in Europe or not. So it's chorizo or choritho. If you say khoritho then you're still saying it half Italian half Spanish, just the opposite way around from the people you're complaining about.

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