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How to Pronounce Foreign Beauty Brands (or Not) 2011-08-18 13:12:50

How to Pronounce Foreign Brand Names (or Not)

If you don't speak French or Italian, you could become tongue-tied by some of the big names in fashion and beauty. Brands such as L'Occitane and Yves Saint Laurent can prove difficult to pronounce for those not in the know. (Who can forget Nomi Malone's "Vur-sayss" faux pas in Showgirls?) Fortunately, the Internet provides a handy cheat sheet that can save you the awkwardness of mispronouncing designer names. Yes, it's Pronunciation Manual to the rescue. Turns out we've been saying these names all wrong, according to the YouTube channel's flawless enunciation of L'Occitane, Versace, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent. Spot on. Got a question on how to (really) pronounce a name? Leave it in the comment section and we'll do our best to help you say Versace.

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