"You mean, Gucci?" I asked.
"No, Gucky" She replied, confident.
"I think it's called Gucci." I encouraged.
"I'm pretty sure it's Gucky" She insisted.
"It's Gucci, not 'Gucky"."
Our conversation went on like this for a while.
Later she asked if a bag was "Pray-da" (Prada), and once I had corrected her she asked, Wait, it's not pronounced 'Channel' (Chanel) either, is it?" .
I know I already did a designer pronunciation post, but this is a continuation. Obviously, I did not cover every designer, so here are some tips to help you pronounce designer names or avoid trying to.
- If you have no clue how to pronounce the name, say "is that, oh, um..." as if you briefly forgot the name. The other person may fill in if the name.
- If you have some idea of how to pronounce the name say it quietly and quickly so any mistakes are barely audible.
- Take your chances, pronounce the name wrong and hope the other person doesn't know that designer or how to pronounce the name.