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Americans, Here's How To Pronounce "Croissant"

Tom Holland pretty much nailed it.

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TBH, I don't actually care how you pronounce that word — as long as people you're ordering croissants from understand you, who am I to judge?

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I also know that you can come off as pretentious if you pronounce it correctly or that people don't always understand you. And honestly, I sometimes Americanize my pronunciation to make sure I'm understood.

But this morning, it has come to my attention that people are making fun of Tom Holland for the way he pronounces "croissant."

And that it has even become a meme.

And it's a goddamn tragedy because guys, I'm here to tell you, the way Tom Holland says "croissant" is pretty much the way you're supposed to say it (if you care about the original French pronunciation that is, if not, once again, live your truth.)

Hello! I'm French and Tom Holland's pronunciation of "croissant" is more accurate than most English speakers. https://t.co/umwNuvxk0G

His pronunciation isn't perfect but it's one of the best I've heard from a native English-speaker.

So once and for all, here's how the word "croissant" is supposed to be pronounced.

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Americans, Here's How To Pronounce "Croissant"

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