Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has provoked amusement from TV viewers with a strange pronunciation of the word “microwave”.
While appearing on last night’s episode (7 December) of her current BBC cookery series Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, Lawson could be heard uttering the word for the common kitchen appliance as “mee-cro-wa-vay”.
While it was seemingly intended as a humorous mispronunciation by the chef, fans of the series took delight in the bizarre speech quirk.
One viewer described the moment as “truly iconic”, and tweeted with the hashtag “#microwavé”.
“Eternally grateful to Nigella Lawson for letting us know we’ve all been mispronouncing microwave for the last 50 (or so) years,” joked another.
I'm loving the new series of Nigella. Double buttered toast, double carbs, all the greatest condiments and the best pronunciation of microwave. Ever. pic.twitter.com/3uRdT5fJ2r
— Helen (@istolethursday) December 7, 2020