It may well be. I just parrot what I hear for the most part or if I meet a rep or something.
My favorite that I screwed up was the old "Authier" skis ...
Arth-eeeee-errs ..... versus
... the correct O-T-a
Lacroix looks like La-Croy-x to me .. but the literati .. La-Kwaaa
They should include the proper pronunciation with all of the product literature .... CAUTION: mispronunciation of our funny foreign name may result in the assignation of GAPER status to the offending party. The company does not assume any liability for the public humiliation .....
Hey! My chain saw had a warning about not using it by your genitals. Cover all bases is my motto.
Hell, did you ever notice how many people put their heads down and mutter and kinda' slur the foreign names?