Beware the awkward silent letters. ~ Bad Product Names

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Beware the awkward silent letters.

Fauxto

Fauxto name

How do you pronounce Fauxto?

fox-two? foe-two? Oh, it's just pronounced "photo".

While I'm pretty sure that the pronunciation of faux is well known (as in faux pas), it's that "to" sticking out at the end that will throw people off.


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Trish said...

Yeh.. and then you have those who would view the "a" as silent, yet pronounce the rest.. fux-to...

dui attorney said...

My first guess was "fax toe". ???

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