Putting the ‘t’ in Moët

2014-07-15 14:04

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Panic over. Mystery solved.

The age-old poser of how to pronounce the name of Moët & Chandon – that symbol of sophistication and conspicuous consumption – has been solved.

For years the writer of this piece and his friends have been pronouncing the name of the bubbly – often referred to simply as “Moët” – with a silent “t”.

However, the debate was put to rest at the Bastille Day celebrations that took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Joburg last night.

The trade marketing manager of the brand, Khotso Mpakanyane put us right.

It’s Moët - with a ‘t”.

The origin of the name is Dutch, so it doesn’t follow French pronunciation rules, Mpakanyane informed our society guru.

Now you don’t have to mumble the name to disguise your uncertainty.

Ladies and gentlemen, let the “t” be pronounced!

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