Igella Lawson pissed off fans with her unique pronunciation of the word “microwave.”
The celebrity chef talked about common household appliances during the Monday night episode of her BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat.
The 60-year-old local goddess was preparing some mashed potatoes when she introduced the fun variation of the word.
Sprinkle some whole milk into the pan, which Nigella explains she warms up in “meecro-wa-vay.”
The rhetoric quickly led to the collapse of Twitter, with one fan calling it “a defining moment in 2020”.
Another user joked: “From now on, the word ‘mecrowavay’ will be in my vocabulary forever and the microwave will cease to exist.
“Forever grateful to Nigella Lawson for letting us know that we’ve all misspelled the microwave over the course of fifty years (or so),” another tweeted.
Podcast host Scott Brian commented, “Nigella pronounces the microwave as” micro-wav-ay, “so we should all pronounce it now. Those are the rules.”
Nigella later said that she does not think that this is how the word should be pronounced.
One viewer tweeted, “Am I the only one who thought Nigella_Lawson was sarcastic when she uttered Meecro-wavé ?! Now, I started to think she was saying it really like this?”
Nigella replied, “Well, I say it this way, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced.”
This isn’t the first time that Nigella’s gastronomy show has captivated viewers long after the show aired.
While some social media users liked the spoiled recipe, others considered it too much.
One user tweeted: “I think it’s reasonable to say that only Nigella can get away with teaching us how to make toast.”