by Reader's Digest Editors

The only thing more embarrassing than dropping a tomato-filled plate of bruschetta on your pants might be mispronouncing the dish that made the mess in question in the first place. Though the below foods are menu staples across America, you might be ordering them wrong.

1. BRUSCHETTA

Don’t say: Broo-sheh-tuh

Instead say: Broo-SKET-tuh

2. SRIRACHA

Don’t say: Sree-rah-cha

Instead say: SEE-rah-cha (Don't believe it? Ask the maker.)

3. MARASCHINO CHERRY

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Don’t say: Mare-uh-sheeno

Instead say: Mare-uh-SKEENO

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4. ANISE

Don’t say: Ah-nees

Instead say: ANN-iss

5. JICAMA

Don’t say: Hick-uh-muh

Instead say: HEE-kuh-mah

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6. GYRO

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Don’t say:  Jy-roe

Instead say: YEE-roe

7. AÇAÍ

Don’t say: Ah-kai

Instead say: Ah-SIGH-ee

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8. BOUILLABAISSE

Don’t say: Bool-yah-bays

Instead say: BOO-yah-BESS

9. PHO

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Don’t say: Foe

Instead say: FUH

10. ENDIVE

Don’t say:  En-dive

Instead say: On-DEEV

11. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE

Don’t say:  Wore-chester-shire

Instead say: WOOS-TUH-SHURE

12. LYCHEE

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Don’t say: Lie-chee

Instead say: LEE-chee

13. GNOCCHI

Don’t say: No-key

Instead say: NYOH-key

14. CRUDITÉS

Don’t say:  Krew-dites

Instead say: Krew-dih-TAY

15. SAKE

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Don’t say: Socky

Instead say: Sah-KAY

16. ESPRESSO

Don’t say: Ex-press-oh

Instead say: ESS-press-oh