How do you pronounce Nice biscuits? You know, those sweet little rectangular biccies, dusted in sugar and printed with 'NICE'.
We always went with 'nice' (like the compliment) because, well, they are very nice aren't they? But apparently, that is not the correct way to pronounce the coconutty delights.
It turns out they're pronounced like 'niece', with biscuit makers Arnott's tweeting to set the record straight after one fan begged them to clear up the confusion.
"Nice biscuits were named after the city in the South of France and pronounced the same as that city. They have been part of the Arnott's range since 1922."
Well that's us told.
Apparently, it all came about because Queen Victoria was a huge fan of the biccies and apparently took a stash of them with her while visiting Nice.
Hi Bruno, thank you for your query. Nice biscuits were named after the city in the South of France and pronounced the same as that city. They have been part of the Arnott's range since 1922.- Arnott's Biscuits (@ArnottsBikkies) June 23, 2020
Like us, people are struggling to come to terms with the news over on Twitter, with one person tweeting: "What????????
While another said: "Horrified by this thread. It's never once crossed my mind to pronounce it in any other way than 'this biscuit tastes nice'."
Others were confused for another reason, explaining they had been pronouncing them 'niece' the whole time. One person was baffled that others had been pronouncing them as 'nice'.
"Those biscuits are pronounced as 'Niece' everybody knows that surely? I give up," said one.
While another wrote: "Everyone knows 'nice' biscuits are pronounced 'neice' right? Causing a bit of a stir on social media today. Did anyone call them 'nice'?!"
Urrrrm, *raises hand*.
As one person correctly pointed out: "It can be confusing because Nice biscuits are also very nice." Very true, changing a habit of a lifetime is going to be difficult...
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