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AIBU: Dairylee or Dairylea!

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sapientia99 Wed 27-Feb-19 10:40:37

My childhood is destroyed, my mind blown. Am I the only one who thought Dairylea was spelt and said Dairylee!?! DAIRYLEE is what my mum said, DAIRYLEE is what my friends said but now I find out that it was DairyleA all along! There's an A! I think we need to petition immediately to have it changed to Dairylee...

BejamNostalgia Thu 28-Feb-19 07:14:14

I was distraught when I discovered Cornflakes weren’t called Cornerflakes so I feel your pain. But I was 8.

BarbaraofSevillle Thu 28-Feb-19 07:10:12

Has anyone tasted it recently it's horrible, I thought I'd bought a faulty tub cos it was sloppy when I opened it

Did you buy the low fat version by mistake? That's a horrible shock if you're used to the real thing.

Justajot Wed 27-Feb-19 22:30:30

Surely Dairylee is just a bloke with a whiff of cheese about him.

jcmayj Wed 27-Feb-19 22:27:36

It's always been spelt LEA

SparkiePolastri Wed 27-Feb-19 22:20:49

It's not like it's some sort of elaborate subterfuge @sapientia99 .

It's printed right there on the packet, and it's pronounced the same, regardless.


Ellisandra Wed 27-Feb-19 21:44:54

The OP is not going to come back grin

Slowknitter Wed 27-Feb-19 18:12:18

Yes but Leedl is basically just Lidl said with a German accent. It's not that much of a shift from an English 'i'.

BananasAreTheSourceOfEvil Wed 27-Feb-19 18:08:49

What about Lidl?

Adverts for them pronounce it Lee-dle but I always say lid-l

Slowknitter Wed 27-Feb-19 18:01:18

What on earth are you on about, OP? It's always been spelt Dairylea, and 'lee' is pronounced exactly the same as 'lea' anyway!

I knew about Nutella, but I pronounce it like 'nut' because that's how it's pronounced in the UK. The company knows this, so that's why they use the 'nut' pronunciation in the UK.

lumpinmythroat Wed 27-Feb-19 18:01:05

If you’ve just learned to read then yeah it might come as a shock

GlitterPixie Wed 27-Feb-19 17:54:38

grin @Houseonahill

IForgotThisEvening Wed 27-Feb-19 17:52:44

Noo and New sound the same in my accent.

It’s on the FAQ section of their website.

BertieBotts Wed 27-Feb-19 17:02:45

It's nutella in British English. Noo-tella in non English speaking countries where the word for nut is something different, and also America because apparently the Americans copy the German, or something?

SparkiePolastri Wed 27-Feb-19 16:59:39

Why would people petition to spell it strangely?

HankNPat Wed 27-Feb-19 16:57:15

"Noo-tella, not New-tella or Nut-ella"

Why not pronounce it nut-ella when it's got, erm, nuts in it - hence its name?!

MissionItsPossible Wed 27-Feb-19 16:54:32

Buckle up, OP. Nutella is pronounced:


Not in this advert it isn't.

HankNPat Wed 27-Feb-19 16:50:20

I've heard Australians pronounce it new-tella, versus our nut-ella in the UK.

ChodeofChodeHall Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:33

Noo-tella, not New-tella or Nut-ella

secretmeetingsundertrees Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:23

probably only dairylee-ah to Mark E Smith...

PotholePalace Wed 27-Feb-19 16:49:09

Perhaps your mum bought a cheap knock off brand? From Tesc-oh?

ILoveBray Wed 27-Feb-19 16:45:38


*Buckle up, OP. Nutella is pronounced:


Surely not? It's pronounced Nut-Ella.

UrsulaPandress Wed 27-Feb-19 16:44:32

Dairylea, Dairylea
Can't Dairyleave you alone

Polarbearflavour Wed 27-Feb-19 16:42:46

Reddit - Mandela Effect!

bumblenbean Wed 27-Feb-19 16:41:43

Think it’s safe to say it’s just you OP grin

PurpleDaisies Wed 27-Feb-19 16:31:52

My year 1s could tell you those are both acceptable ways of spelling the “ee” sound.

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