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.

IKEA typically doesn't let you sleep in the cozy display beds at its stores — but a few lucky people are now the exception to the rule.

More than two dozen people spent the night in a Denmark IKEA's showroom this week after a winter storm trapped them in the store, The Associated Press reports.

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The couch went viral on TikTok and we found a bunch of affordable alternatives online.

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You've probably seen the Restoration Hardware Cloud Couch all over social media thanks to celebs like Kendall Jenner and a ton of TikTokers. It's a gorgeous piece of furniture that apparently feels like a dream to sit in ... with a price tag that's more of a nightmare, TBH. Just the ottoman alone goes for almost $3,000 and every other component is priced in the mid to high thousands.

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IKEA is out to prove that it can help you save space at home — even when your home is super tiny.

The Swedish furniture giant is diving into the world of real estate in Japan, where it plans to lease a series of teeny-tiny apartments for approximately $1 a month.

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It's time to start the car because two IKEA stores are popping up across the GTA and they are open for business starting next week. However, they're going to be a lot smaller than usual.

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