I’m not one of those people who needs to work up a big nose full of phlegm to say kwahhhsahhhhnnnn. In fact, I will admit to sometimes being baffled by the correct pronunciation of French words, so much so that I once ordered a “salad nikwahz” in a French restaurant.
I’m sure there was an extra phlegmy loogie tucked under the tuna when my salad nikwahz arrived.
And I 100% deserved it.
But, I beg you people to learn from my mistake.
Please learn how to pronounce mascarpone.
It is not MAR-sca-pone!
It is MAS-car-pone.
Do you see an R in the first three letters of that word? I’ll answer that. No you do not.
You don’t even need to say MAS-car-pon-AY. Just put the “R” in the right goddamn place.
I don’t know how it could be any simpler.
Also, please do not say “paninis.”
That’s like saying “sandwicheses,” but you may already be doing that.
But because I’m feeling generous, there’s a cultural explanation, and I find it f’ing hilarious, you goombaz can continue saying managoot, gabbagool, and mutzadell.