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Here’s How To Pronounce ‘Hummus’ Because You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

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




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