How do you pronounce 'Benguiat' anyway?

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Jefferson Osborne's picture
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How do you pronounce 'Benguiat' anyway?
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I’ve always blundered through with something like “ben-weight” or “bang-wat.” Once I called it “bang-goo-yat,” but much laughter ensued.

Peignot is another I have no clue about. I call it Penguin, after one of the cheap knockoffs.

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Benguiat
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Ben-Gat. This according to an ITC brochure.

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From the same source:
Peignot
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There’s some contention here, suggested pronouncations:

pay-nyoh’

“P” like “P” in `Post”, “ei” like “a” in “fan”, “gn” like “n” in “noon”
plus “y” in “yes”, “ot” — long, closed “o” (I don’t know English
examples), stressed.

“P” like “P” in `Post”, “ei” like “a” in “many”, “gn” like “n” in
“noon” plus “y” in “yes”, “ot” — long, closed “o” (I don’t know English
examples), stressed.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Peignot is easy: penYO. But no “w” sound at the end, homeys.

hhp