Do you pronounce ‘Adidas’ the Kasi Style or Original Style?
- Posted by mandla
- On October 18, 2016
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- Adidas, House keeping, Kasi
So which kind of guy or girl are you when it comes to pronunciation? Mina bafethu I am 100% Kasi! A very dear friend of mine backs up my announcement by always reminding me that there is no school of pronunciation. Today we are going to be looking at one of my favourite sneaker brand, Adidas. So those in the know say when you say the word “Adidas,” do you pronounce it “Ah-DEE-das”? Well, I hate to tell you this, but nope, that’s not it. Sorry, buddy.
Mina bafethu I am 100% Kasi! A very dear friend of mine backs up my announcement by always reminding me that there is no school of pronunciation.
According to The Today Show (yes, the Trevor Noah one), Adidas is actually pronounced “Ah-dih-dahh.” I know—your whole world has been shattered. Well, there other few brands that I have butchered in the past and these include Zara, L’Occitane, and Ouidad. Spoiler alert: Nobody really knows how to say these words.
Zara is supposed to have a rolled “r” (it almost sounds like a “d”). And the first part of Estée Lauder is pronounced “Est-ehh.” Vidal Sassoon is pronounced “Vee-dahl Sas-sson.” The biggest surprise of them all to many, however, is definitely the Adidas revelation.
How well do you know your brand names?