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Food Pronunciation Etiquette

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Food Pronunciation Etiquette

BabyLitigator | Sep 27, 2005 12:39 AM

Have a pronunciation question that's been bothering me for awhile. When discussing a food with a non-English name, but of a language you are familiar, what is the correct balance of accuracy and not sounding pretentious (think of the 'Saturday Night Live' where the news reporters pronounce every Spanish word with an exaggerated accent). In other words, should coq au vin end with a nasal 'n', rhyme with 'van,' or something else?

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