Nigella Lawson, whose unique pronunciation of the word “microwave” had left netizens amused, has finally responded to the comments on social media.
A Twitter user wrote, “Am I the only one who thought Nigella Lawson was being sarcastic when she pronounced Meecro-wavé?! Now, I’m starting to think she really pronounces it like that?” To this, the celebrity chef replied, “Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced.”
Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) December 8, 2020
In one of the episodes of her BBC show Cook, Eat, Repeat, Nigella had pronounced “microwave” as “me-crow-wav-vay” while demonstrating a recipe. Netizens, obviously, lost calm, and took to Twitter to express amazement.
Here’s how netizens responded to Nigella’s comment:
It was so clear that you were saying it in a jokey way, doesn’t every family have words that they mispronounce deliberately for some reason?!
— Ali H 🕷 (@McookAli) December 9, 2020
There won’t be an end to it…please pronounce “meringue” next…you know, the way we used to do as a joke when we were kids, also “picturesque”
— Dave Bradley (@sciencebase) December 9, 2020
I say kah-baj in a french accent instead of cabbage – it made the kids laugh and eat it when they were small :)
— Cathy Archer 🕷 (@CathyArcher1) December 9, 2020
I laughed anyway 👍🏽…and now always say Meecrowahvay x
— Kate Robbins (@KateRobbins) December 9, 2020