Sour-Cream, der

One of our favourite (mere) Anglicisms because its commonest pronunciation, der Sour-Cream, is uttered in much of the country with the word "sour" stressed and rhyming with "tour", more or less like "soo-a-craym". (Get it?). Careful speakers may attempt to pronounce it the English way (sau-a-kriem) and mock the common pronunciation as plebian and ignorant. This term is semantically similar to the phrase sour cream in English, and is usually found in recipes or on plastic pots of the stuff in supermarket refrigerators. Der Sour-Cream is capitalized, hypenated, given masculine gender and pronounced with an uvular -r- after the -c-.

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