There’s a saying if the English language is a piano, the British play it by ear. The English take this stuff pretty seriously. It’s evident in their movies, songs, books, in their very existence. In fact, most of them can’t really help but correct other people’s wrong pronunciations and grammar usage.
The famous BBC cook show host, Nigella Lawson proved it to be true once again. A video clip from her cooking show has gone viral. The British television chef took social media by surprise as she was seen pronouncing “microwave” in an amusing manner.
Nigella Lawson Net Worth is estimated to be $25 Million
The English food writer and celebrity cooks started out as a book reviewer and restaurant critic after her graduation from Oxford. According to celebritynetworth.com, Nigella Lucy Lawson has a net worth of around $25 Million.
After working as the deputy literary editor at the ‘The Sunday Times’, Lawson ventured into the career of a freelance journalist. She published her first cookery book ‘How To Eat’ in 1998. The book ended up selling over 300,000 copies. With her second book, ‘How to Be a Domestic Goddess’, she won the British Book Award for Author of the Year.
Lawson then ventured into hosting her own television cooking shows. She was signed by BBC to host a three-part cookery show, “Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen”, in 2006.
Through the entry of her food career, Lawson has sold over 3 million copies of her cookery books. The 60-year-old celebrity chef also has her own range of cookware called, Living Kitchen. Her cookware range itself is worth 7 Million Euros.
Nigella Lawson pronounces microwave as “meecro-wah-vey”
When Lawson recently pronounced “microwave” as “meecro-wah-way” during a TV show, she sent the internet and the viewers flabbergasted. People didn’t know what to make of it.
The clip was taken from an episode of BBC Two cooking program Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, in which she was seen mentioning the appliance.
Many wondered if they had all been pronouncing microwave the wrong way. While others made fun of her pompous colonial heritage and mannerisms. Nonetheless, her pronunciation caused a stir on social media.
A user posted the clip and wrote a caption saying, “Eternally grateful to Nigella Lawson for letting us know we’ve all been mispronouncing microwave for the last 50 (or so) years.”
Everyone was waiting for Nigella to respond and confirm that the world has been pronouncing the word wrong this whole time. But the celebrity chef later clarified that she was only joking. She said,
“Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced.”