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Oct 8, 2011 04:22 PM

What The Heck Is Up With All This "Chipolte" BS?????

WHAT is the deal with all these chefs and cooks I have seen on various TV shows mispronouncing chipotle as "chipolte"??? Any cook or chef that can't pronounce such a simple word should immediately be fired or have their restaurant taken away, as the case may be.

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  1. I noticed this recently myself, on a few cooking shows, and it annoys me no end. mrbushy and I just had a lengthy discussion as to whether it's easier for a native English speaker's tongue or brain to say/hear chipolte rather than chipotle.

    We are both English speaking, but mrbushy started life speaking Spanish, although you wouldn't know it now. We came to no conclusion. I hope this doesn't become a trend.

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      1. And don't even get me started on "marscapone".....

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        1. re: acgold7

          I hear that all the time.

          And "tumeric".

            1. re: Josh

              ACK! The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, says that ("turmeric") all the time. It drives me nuts. She should know better!

              1. re: EdjuCat

                Who are you going to believe, the spelling or the dictionary?

                \ˈtər-mə-rik also ˈtü-mə- or ˈtyü-\

          1. oh, FFS. I haven't heard that on Tv but agree that's pretty bad.

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