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Difficult Designer / Brand Pronunciation #1
I always have trouble pronuncing some foreign designer/brand names...lets list some tough names and teach the rest the correct way to say it

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Well... I'm always confused about Proenza-Schouler ... some people say Skool-er and others Shoe-ler.

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how about Ghesquire...

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Comme des Garcons, Lacroix (La-croy??) --- Help on those!!!

Coming from a town where Von Dutch is upscale, I have never heard most of these names said aloud

 
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Comme Des Garcons - c-om de gar-son

Lacriox- la -cwa

Ghesquire- jes-key-er

this is teh best i can do

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Originally posted by Spacemiu@Jul 13 2004, 06:06 PM


Ghesquire- jes-key-er


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actually ...i think it's a hard G...guess-keyerr

pro-en-za skool-er...though i like shooler better...

anyone else?...

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I remember seeing a little article on this somewhere, some of the worst mis-pronunciations of designer names by Americans. It was like Wives Saint Lawrent and things along those lines, I swear, you could almost hear the horrible Long Island jap woman accent to go with the names.

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All my friends make fun of me when I correct them when they say DE or when they say Dior, Chanel, channel, and nore of others ...they do it to tease me though, but I used to take french, so I have all my designer pronunciation skills sharped at it's best

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Versace -- Vir- Saa- Cheeeeeeee

Not Ver-saays a la Elizabeth Berkley in the blockbuster!! Showgirls.

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I remember seeing a little article on this somewhere, some of the worst mis-pronunciations of designer names by Americans. It was like Wives Saint Lawrent and things along those lines, I swear, you could almost hear the horrible Long Island jap woman accent to go with the names.
[snapback]311310[/snapback]

HAHAHA...ouch

i'm from long island...i've heard it with my own ears...it's pretty painful at times...

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Veeer sAis was the other one

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I childhood tv actors who dabble into softcore porn!

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Is cristobal balenciaga like crysto-ball ba-len-si-ah-ga ?

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Hermes = Er-mez

Is that right?

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