Movie star chef Nigella Lawson pronounces the phrase “microwave” so surprisingly that everybody is obsessed – Comedian Sands
It may have taken almost seven years, but finally one mispronunciation broke enough mind to be on par with John Travolta, who calls Broadway legend Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” during a live broadcast of the Oscars to billions of people .
Who is the new owner of this most promising title?
None other than celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, whose pronunciation of “microwave” is so wonderfully strange that people on Twitter are completely obsessed.
The unique interpretation of the word came recently on a section of Lawson’s BBC show Cook, Eat, Repeat.
Nigella Lawson, who says ‘microwave’ like this, has already made my Christmas party https://t.co/ByXTDVIloq
– 🍯 (@ 🍯) 1607430807.0
The moment was part of a special episode of Lawson’s show for the upcoming Christmas vacation, which aired Monday night.
It all starts out normally – Lawson makes a large saucepan out of one of the most beloved winter staples of all time, mashed potatoes, and talks her viewers through her process like TV chefs do.
But then it’s time to add some milk to the potatoes and it takes abruptly –and hilarious – turn around while Lawson pronounces the word “microwave” like an old-world Italian grandmother might:
“Now I’m aiming for a pretty solid mash at this point, but I still need a little milk – full fat that I warmed up in the ‘Meekro-Wah-Vay’.”
A microwave has never had such flair, style and flair.
As many noted online, “meekro-wah-vay” has a certain Latin feel to it, like something Roman statesman Cicero, famous for promoting the idea of ”bread and circuses” – panem et circenses – and docile Roman citizens to keep.
Maybe the original quote was “panem, circenses et meekrowahvé”? Or could it be Lawson’s way of paying homage to one of her predecessors, the ancient Roman cookbook author Marcus Gavius Apicius?
Maybe she calls the refrigerator a “frigidarium” and a spatula a “spatulinus” just to keep the topic going.
Whatever its origins, Lawson’s Latin-themed “meekro-wah-vay” joke definitely hit Twitter on its collective ulnar nerve (Latin for funny bone).
People couldn’t get enough of this strange and wonderful moment.
@Nigella_Lawson pronunciation of microwave is as I will say from now on thx https://t.co/wiRoMk09wS
– dr nabila @ (@dr nabila 🌹) 1607434094.0
I am in disbelief of the way Nigella Microwave pronounces 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/TyVIffRTyO
– Molly (@Molly) 1607426504.0
I’m not sure why everyone is shocked as Nigella Lawson Microwave puts it. This is how it is pronounced in Latin.
– Patrick Socha (@Patrick Socha) 1607466675.0
@Nigella_Lawson pronunciation of ‘microwave’ is a highlight of 2020 for me #CookEatRepeat https://t.co/hA01zdpuRV
– aun Shaun (@ 🏴 Shaun) 1607373321.0
Nigella Lawson is eternally grateful for telling us that we have all mispronounced the microwave for the past 50 years (o… https://t.co/CBhm9k8GUs)
– Asbestos hands by Nigella Lawson (Asbestos hands by @nigella Lawson) 1607429841.0
From that day on, I’ll just call it mîcrowàvé #Nigella https://t.co/DoFX6TpbrU
– Jordan Bhatt (@ Jordan Bhatt) 1607426259.0
Nigella Lawson speaks Microwave from https://t.co/OuzC6iUtuB
– GRACE (@GRACE) 1607476157.0
We gays will all say Mecrowavay instead of Microwave from now on, thanks to @Nigella_Lawson #CookEatRepeat https://t.co/KYtbOW7I4w
– Josh (@Josh) 1607372792.0
Nobody: Nigella Lawson: https://t.co/0cXf9YxJDi
– 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨🇫🇷🇳🇱 (@ 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨🇫🇷🇳🇱) 1607439587.0
Since I recently bought a microwave, I thought I should name it in honor of the last episode of Nigella. I … https://t.co/2dJMpgjPqO
– Cat (@Cat) 1607461649.0
@Nigella_Lawson I have changed the Wikipedia page for microwave ovens in your honor 🙌🏻 #NigellaLawson #Microwave https://t.co/rbFtFIID6W
– MadHats (@MadHats) 1607506157.0
So that you don’t think – like many, many people on Twitter – that Lawson just doesn’t know how to pronounce microwave, take your courage.
She confirmed that it was absolutely a joke.
@ craiguk1983 Well I say it that way, but not because I think that’s how it is pronounced
– Nigella Lawson (@ Nigella Lawson) 1607452255.0
And even took part in the resulting meme-y fun.
I know I’ve said enough by now but couldn’t resist https://t.co/JSRZzEwpPU
– Nigella Lawson (@ Nigella Lawson) 1607529810.0
And if that’s not reason enough to honor Lawson by never correctly saying the word “microwave” again, what then?
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