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IKEA Revealed How To Pronounce Its Name & You're Probably Doing It Wrong

You're probably using the wrong word for that place with the furniture and the cheap meatballs.

IKEA just gave Singapore (and the rest of us) a crash course in Swedish pronunciation, with a mind-blowing reminder about the real way to say its name.

Hint: It's not "EYE-KEE-UH."

IKEA Singapore casually dropped the real pronunciation in an Instagram post this week.

It's pronounced "EE-KAY-UH," according to the company itself.

IKEA has shared the pronunciation a few times over the years, but it's an easy thing to forget — especially when everyone around you says it a certain way.

But don't beat yourself up if you don't nail the pronunciation, because IKEA isn't even a real word. It's an acronym that combines founder Ingvar Kamprad's name with his boyhood farm, Elmtaryd, and the name of a nearby village, Agunnaryd.

And no, you don't have to know how to pronounce any of those names, either.

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    Josh Elliott
    Senior Global Editor
    Josh Elliott is a Senior Editor for Narcity’s Global Desk focused on celebrity interviews and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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