It’s Pronounced Wah-way – the World’s Second Largest Smartphone Brand Reveals Stats on Ireland’s Most Mispronounced Words.

DUBLIN–([1])–Whether your name is Sadhbh or Meadhbh or you know your Quinoa from your
Acai – Ireland’s most commonly mispronounced words have been revealed!

New research from global tech giant Huawei, found that Ireland’s
Caoimhes, Muireanns, Tadghs and Blaithnaids were all beaten by Sadhbh
(Sai-v) for the top spot of most regularly mispronounced names in
Ireland: with 25% of respondents picking the name. In addition, it
appears that international influences on Irish cuisine are impacting on
our ability to pronounce the foods we eat with Worcestershire, Quinoa
and Acai all featuring highly as the most commonly mispronounced words
in Irish dictum.

Of course, it’s not just people’s names or favourite foods that are
regularly mispronounced in Ireland: brands too, suffer this same fate
and the research carried out by Huawei found that more than 30% of
respondents chose Huawei as the most difficult to pronounce brand name
in Ireland (it’s pronounced “wah-way” by the way!).

The research conducted by Huawei coincides with the launch of the Huawei
Mate 20 Pro and while there is some confusion surrounding its
pronunciation, the quality of Huawei’s latest flagship handset cannot be

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is available from today at Vodafone Ireland,
Three Ireland, Carphone Warehouse Ireland and Harvey Norman and to
support its launch, Huawei has collaborated with popular online Irish
personalities; Senan Byrne, Cal Arnold, Clisare and dynamic duo “Lords
of Strut” to create a series of funny videos to help Irish people
understand and pronounce the global brand. The first of these videos
sees renowned online comedian Senan Byrne create a hilarious mini mock
horror movie which while making his audience laugh teaches them exactly
how Huawei should be pronounced.[2]

Commenting on the survey’s findings Huawei’s, Zena Ross said, “While
there is still some confusion about how to pronounce the brand’s name,
the recognition of this is simply because Huawei is growing so rapidly
across Ireland! In 2018, already, we’ve seen a massive growth in
popularity with the P20 Pro and more recently our Mate 20 Pro devices.
Both phones are partnered with camera manufacturer, Leica and produce
the most stunning images on any smartphone available, ensuring Huawei is
leading the market in smartphone photography. We thought this fun piece
of work would give the public the opportunity to get to grips with our
name as they get increasingly fond of getting to grips with our


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