Watch These People Pretend to Know How to Pronounce LaCroix

published Sep 22, 2017
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There are some words in life you just assume you’re saying incorrectly. Is “quinoa” pronounced ke-NO-wah or KEEN-wah? I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself. And while there’s a good chance you have heard of (or enjoyed a can of) LaCroix, everyone’s favorite seltzer, it’s pronunciation isn’t second-nature. Based on that theory, the folks over at the Tonight Show decided to have a little fun — fast-forward to 2:35 in the video below to see what I’m talking about.

Now, I’d like to think that if I happened to be strolling the streets of New York and a nice man with a microphone and a camera crew asked me if I had tried La Cribbyity Crabbity, that I’d be the sort of person to blurt out my own ignorance and say, “Oh man, I have tried that, but I must have been pronouncing it wrong this entire time! I thought it was la-croy; I’m so silly!” But that level of brazenness is in my head, as I’m sure I’d just panic and assume that the nice man promoting a product knew the best pronunciation.

My own personal goal is to now call this tasty beverage a new name each time just for fun. I wonder how long it would take my own friends to call me on it. But then again, my friends might have stopped listening to me years ago. Bueller? Bueller?

Do you know folks who say it differently than it should be? Are you one of them?