Greek delicacy “gyros” is among the top food items Brits struggle to pronounce when they are abroad.Embarrassed about wrong pronunciation, Brit would also not order the specific food, a study found.
According to a study of 1,000 UK adults by travel company the Bolsover Cruise Club, one in ten Brits will not order specific foods because they are embarrassed about not being able to pronounce their names correctly.
Among the list of words Brits struggle to pronounce the most are Thai sriracha sauce, Hawaian poke dish and Greek gyros.
And the results even found that traditional UK staples such as Worcestershire sauce left the nation scratching their heads.
Gyros – Greece
What it is: Gyros are made from meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie and derives from the doner kebab. It is served in pita bread and comes with other fillings such as onions, peppers and salad, and tzatziki sauce.
Correct pronunciation: Yee-ros
People who got it wrong: 93 percent
Top on the list of hard to pronounce foreign food items is Shiracha (See-rotch-ah) with 96.7% getting it wrong, followed by Poke (Poh-kay) that people got it wrong at 95.2%.
According to dailymail, the survey results even found that traditional UK staples such as Worcestershire sauce left the nation scratching their heads.
PS to make it simple: Just say “Geeros” or “This one!” and point with the finger.