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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Oh, and also...

My pet peeve of the day (well, every day, really) is people, especially servers, who pronounce "foie gras" as "fwah gwah." Please, for the love of God, just stop trying because you sound like a fucking idiot with that shit.

xoxo
Joy

"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld

5 Comments:

Anonymous Richie said...

a certain chef I know pronounces it fwoh graz...so it can always be worse.

8/10/2006 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Rory said...

I don't want to sound like a rube here, but, uh, how are you supposed to say it?

8/11/2006 1:57 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

rory,

foie rhymes with "moi" and gras has no "w" sound anywhere at all. It should be "gra," unless your French is good enough to do the gutteral "r" without turning it into a "w" and sounding like Elmer Fudd.

8/11/2006 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Rory said...

Ok, thanks. That's what I thought - I wasn't sure if the complaint had to do with the w sound (which would sound really fucking weird I think), or with the lack of an s at the end, or something else.

8/11/2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger shuna fish lydon said...

Can you also please school them on how to say quenelle ? (I've been teaching the chefs, you admonish the servers, 'k?)

Just think, in a few years from now we will be pronouncing foie gras like this: illicit.

xo

8/13/2006 12:06 AM  

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