If you ask me what I'm wearing on my feet right now, I would tell you, "Why, I'm wearing my 'a-DEE-das' Superstars of course and thank you for asking." Nothing strange there, I think you agree, except if I were in Germany I would have just lost the entire country's respect.
Because for my entire 29-year existence, I have been pronouncing Adidas wrong—and you know what, I bet you have as well.
The people at The Today Show have finally exposed us and revealed that the actual way to pronounce our favorite three-stripe brand is "AH-dee-dah." Say it with me now, AHH-Dee-Dah, AHH-Dee-Dah, AHH-Dee-Dah.
Now book that plane ticket to Berlin shame-free.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.