How Do You Pronounce “Caramel” . . . With Two Syllables or Three?
I mean, as long as it gets in my mouth, it's all good, right?
"Caramel" is a controversial word in America, which is strange, because it's one of only like three things that everyone in this country can unite behind. But the controversy lies in its pronunciation . . . specifically: Is it "kar-muhl" or "kare-uh-mul"?
According to a new survey, the more popular answer around the country is . . . the three-syllable version, "kare-uh-mul," 57% to 43%.
There's only one region where the two-syllable version is more popular: The Midwest, where the vote is flipped. 57% of people in the Midwest say "kar-muhl."
See, that seems wrong. Because I'm midwestern. But I say the three syllable version. Is this somehow singling me out? Because i feel triggered.
Not that it's gonna stop me from eating those things. I mean, they're just perfect. I like them in chocolate, I like them on ice cream, I like them in coffee, I like them salted, I like them, Sam I Am.
How do you pronounce it?