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Pronunciation Q. - How embarassed should I be?

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Perhaps someone with better linguistic credentials than I can straighten out a pronunciation issue for me.

What is the proper pronunciation for Bruschetta? In any restaurant I've been to in North America, it always seems to be called bru-shetta, but I have assumed it should be bru-scetta (with the 'sch' having a hard sound, like Schapiarelli).

While I'm on it, how about cilantro? Around here, I hear it pronounced silantro, but again, I would have assumed that it should be chill-antro (as with cello).

Before I get anymore disdaining of ignorant waiters, I'd like to know if I've simply been embarassing myself all these years!

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