There are many pronunciation mistakes across the Atlantic. One American tourist visited Manchester and was confused by a Greggs branch.
TikToker Gabrielle Marcellus from New York decided to visit the British high-street baker, but also offered an alternate way of naming it.
She films herself in front of a branch, and it’s been viewed by 3.5million people.
Marcellus, who was stunned by her error, only learns of the mistake from a passer-by.
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Gabrielle Marcellus uploaded a video on social media showing herself enjoying Greggs UK’s fast food classic while visiting Manchester – except she calls it GR Eggs.
Marcellus’ TikTok video recommending GR eggs before it was corrected by a Mancunian passerby, has been viewed more than 3.5 Million times
The video shows her telling the camera, “This place GR Eggs is one of my favorites places to go.”
“If you are looking for a great place for breakfast in England then this is the place for you: GR Eggs.”
At this point, the woman passing by says with a northern English accent that it is Greggs.
The video went viral and the star posted another clip explaining why she pronounces the word that way.
Marcellus shared that her English boyfriend corrected her, but it’s not the same as GR Eggs.
She stated that she had found a place called GR Eggs. He was like ‘What?’ I was like: ‘Yeah, it’s called GR Eggs and he was like: ‘What, show me, show me.’ So I literally went and I showed him this place and he was like ‘Greggs?’
Marcellus was mispronounced by a passing motorist. Later, she explained to me that that is how Marcellus read it when she saw the sign for the first time in 2018.
Many people have suggested to me that this name could be very long-lasting.
‘I don’t know why but for some reason I saw the word ‘eggs’ and ‘GR’ and I swore it was ‘GR Eggs.’ It’s definitely not. I know it’s called Greggs but it’s such a funny story and it’s a running joke with me and my friends from the UK. I never refer to it as Greggs because to me it’s always GR Eggs.’
Many people laughed at Marcellus’ rendition of a British favorite, but others thought the pronunciation may actually be catching on.
Roxy Milton stated: “This Is What I Call You Now… GR EGGS.”
Nazish_k said: “I was born and raised in Brittany and Istan this.” Going forward, I will call it GR EGGS.