Starbuck Question?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AndyR, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    How the heck do you pronounce Macchiatto?!?!? Everytime I order one I get told a different way to say it. I'm at the stage now where I just point and say "the caramel thing" :)
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced mac-i-are-toe.

    Why is this posted in the Current Events Forum?
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Mack-ee-ah-toe in Italy. And they should know :cool:
     
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  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Funnily enough, exactly why I originally clicked on the thread :D
     
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    Yes, it's true. It's not her baby. It was all a sham. Get over it! :eek: :D

    Now the real question is, will she be able to live with Anders?
     
  8. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks....Didn't realise I posted it in Current Events sorry. Too many tabs open!
     
  9. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Sounds right to me. That's the way I've always said it...
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats the way i say it too. and i believe its correct.

    edit: actually... Mach-ee-ah-toe is how i say it.
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    *whew*

    Glad I wasn't the only one. Yummy yummy Starbuck, mmm....
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's wrong. In Italian, the english "ch" sound comes when an e or an i directly follow a c, or sometimes after an apostrophe (e.g. C'e or amici). So for your pronouciation to work, macchiato would have to be spelt without the h after the second c.

    In the meantime, a c followed by an h in Italian is pronounced similar to the English "k".

    Just as a side note, "Latte Macchiato" means "Stained Milk". They tend to call the drink that in Italy rather than the Starbucks "Caffe Macchiato". Stained Coffee doesn't make much sense ;)
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think we're both confusing each other due to the stresses and such being left out. i wrote "Mach" because is pronounce it as in Mach 3 because i took your Mack to be more like a Mack Truck sound. ::shrug::
     
  14. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I've been to way more than enough starbucks (there are only 52 I actually counted) to be able to firmly tell you that it's pronounced mah-ki-aht-toe
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah okay. I thought you were being all phonetic. Sorry :)
    All together now.

    "Macchiato. Mahcchiato. Macchiato. Mahcchiato. Let's call the whole thing off."

    :D
     
  16. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    same here (with "mach" as described above)
    or it could be written as mah-kee-aw-toe... it all sounds and tastes the same :p
     
  17. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, good point, is it more of mack/hack/sack or more mock/hawk/sock ?
     
  18. clayj macrumors 604

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    MAH-key-ah-tow.
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    Something just occurred to me. You say Mach (as in Mach 3) like Mark don't you?

    I say Mach like "Mack", which is why I thought you meant something similar to "Match". No wonder we're confused. :D

    Damn English languages :p

    But it's definitely like "Mack" in Macchiato. It's an Italian word, therefore the Italians have it right.
     
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    Thats how i say it and i had no problems with it. I would recommend the Ca-ra-mel Mack-ee-ah-toe.
     
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  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    Fair enough. I stand corrected on that then :D
     
  24. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    That's also how I say it... I believe that is also the correct italian pronunciation of the word.
     
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    I thought this was a thread about that guy from the "Karate Kid" movies. :confused:
     

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