It always excites me when something from home arrives in American shops. (Apparently it doesn't take much to get me excited)
Just recently there's been a new advert on the telly for Persil ProClean and it's driving me bloody mad. Every time I hear it, I cringe and get a little bit mad. Why, you ask? Well just take a look at this ....
Did you hear it? Do you see what I mean? No, then take another listen. The way they pronounce Persil as Pu-SEEL drives me nuts. I know, its only a little thing, but even so. PER-SIL, it's Per-sil. Arghhh. (and don't even get me started on the pronunciation of Adidas).
I wish someone at Persil would tell them how to say it, after all they've been making washing powder for over 100 years, so someone there should know, shouldn't they?
I was going to try and find the English version of the advert, but I found this instead and it's just so lovely - 100 Years of Persil, What is a Mum?
Is that little Ron Weasley in the go kart? I think the skinhead one was one of my favourite adverts growing up.
I honestly don't think the American pronunciation is going to change so I will have to make do muting the telly or just shouting "IT'S PER-SIL!!" at the screen every time I see the advert.
Is there any American pronunciation that get's your blood boiling? Do tell...