Nigella Lawson is a British food writer and television show host. She has an immense fan following of 2.5 million across social media, and her posts and recipes are loved by all. Recently, she had shared love for the humble comfort food 'Dal Chaval' on her Instagram handle, much to the delight of Indian foodies. Nigella Lawson has found herself in the news yet again for the bizarre way that she pronounced the word 'microwave' in a video clip that has surfaced online.
The kitchen appliance was mentioned by Nigella Lawson in her show 'Cook, Eat, Repeat' on BBC One. In the video, we could see Nigella Lawson explaining a recipe for mashed potatoes. When she was adding full fat milk to the dish is when she used the word microwave, pronouncing it as 'Mee-Crow-Waah-Ve' instead. The internet was quick to capture her mistake, share it online and call it one of the 'highlights of 2020'.
The video was shared on Twitter by a user with a sarcastic caption, "Eternally grateful to Nigella Lawson for letting us know we've all been mispronouncing microwave for the last 50 (or so) years." The seven-second clip has gone viral on Twitter, garnering over 400k views at the time of writing. Several thousands of users poured in their reactions to Nigella Lawson's faux pas. Some Twitter users said the mispronunciation was deliberate and were quick to jump to Nigella Lawson's defence. Others couldn't help but laugh at the eccentric way of saying the word. Take a look at some of the reactions:
So that's how it pronounced......— Eneng nong ???? (@ApinaJsiti_o) December 9, 2020
Sounds like me trying to get to that word count on my essays ????— Baldy James (@pewjosepew) December 8, 2020
She's 60, can cook,has an electric masher, uses milk and butter in her mash! She can call it an electric warmer upper for all I care!????????— ben davies (@gwyr95) December 9, 2020
I used to pronounce WAZE Wah-zee before I knew it was actually pronounced WAYS— Nikki Roy (@NikkiRoy100) December 8, 2020
Pretty sure that's Italian, which is La Nigella's 1st language away from home, I believe— Comrade Weez (@weezmgk) December 8, 2020
Nah, she's just mucking about and deliberately misprouncing words.
I do it too.
In my world things can be hilariable and this is a large animal called a hippopoterous.— Lydia Fenno (@DumbartonsDrums) December 8, 2020
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