Sorry to break it to you, but you’ve probably been mispronouncing the name of this Levantine dip made of mashed chickpeas and tahini all wrong.
Insider released a food dictionary of the 30 most commonly mispronounced foods, and hummus made the list.
Apparently, “many people mistakenly pronounce it as “HUHM-uhs.” In reality, it should be pronounced “HOOM-uhs.”
If you, too, are now experiencing the requisite flashbacks of garbling a request to “pass the huh-miss” at parties or Shabbat dinner — don’t worry, you are evidently not alone.
Shira Feder writes. She’s at firstname.lastname@example.org