It took me like four years to find out how to pronounce "soigneur."1

"I was so embarrassed. People would ask what I did and I would avoid using the word so they wouldn’t know that I didn’t know how it was pronounced. I would just explain all of my duties in detail. One day someone responded, 'Oh you’re a soigneur.' That’s how I learned it’s wasn’t pronounced Soy-ig-nar."

  1. SWAN-yur []