What’s the correct pronunciation of licorice?
Liquorice is pronounced ˈlɪkərɪʃ.
Is licorice American or British?
Liquorice (British English) or licorice (American English) (/ˈlɪkərɪʃ, -ɪs/ LIK-ər-is(h)) is a confection usually flavoured and coloured black with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. A wide variety of liquorice sweets are produced around the world.
How do the British spell licorice?
Much in the same way Americans simplify “cheque” (the British variant of “check,” as in the payment method), the American spelling of “liquorice” replaces “qu-” with “c” to form “licorice.”
Why do we pronounce sugar with an SH?
Etymologists are unsure about why the transition from the French sucre to the English sugar has resulted in the pronunciation of it with an sh instead of s sound. Some have theorised that this is because sugar was initially pronounced syugar, leading it to become an sh sound as it has in sure and pressure.