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Tomato or tomayto? Niche or nitch? Leisure or leezure?
There are plenty of words Brits and Americans pronounce differently, and there’s always an argument over who’s right.
The latest discussion riling up the internet is about how to pronounce the name of one of the world’s biggest musicians.
Rihanna - born Robyn Rihanna Fenty - was promoting her eponymous fashion line in Paris when she set Twitter alight.
Speaking with Vogue about her new luxury Fenty line, Rihanna introduced herself.
First look at @Rihanna's Fenty collection at her pop-up in Paris: https://t.co/KU0Uqg8Vlt https://t.co/dseHhqadQu — British Vogue (@British Vogue)
And she clearly says Rihanna - REE-ANNA.
Rihanna: Oh na na, what’s my name?
Us: https://t.co/cEI9VVJBub — K.D. 👽 (@K.D. 👽)
Currently it stands at 58 per cent correct, 42 per cent wrong.
Unlike other UK-US differences, there’s no arguing this one. As the legend herself says, its REE-ANNA.