The internet is losing its mind over the way British chef Nigella Lawson pronounces the word “microwave.”
In an episode of her new BBC cooking show Eat, Cook, Repeat, Lawson, 60, was explaining how to make brown butter colcannon when the odd pronunciation was said.
“I still need a bit of milk, full fat, that I’ve warmed in the [mee-crow-wah-vay]” she says in the clip which quickly went viral on Twitter. Fans were baffled, wondering if Lawson really pronounces the word that way or was just having a bit of fun.
The TV host responded to the Twitter debacle to set the record straight.
“Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced,” she tweeted.
“I don’t know. A camp joke that becomes habit,” she added.
But many users kept up the lighthearted banter, with one fan tweeting about a “collab” between Lawson and IKEA with an image of a “MEEKRO WAHVE Milk Warmer.”
“I know I said enough now, but couldn’t resist,” Lawson retweeted.
According to Radio 1 host Greg James, a rep for Lawson shared a statement on her pronunciation, explaining: “In a nutshell, it’s how Nigella refers to the microwave at home.
“It’s a bit of a family joke.”