It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves since the dawn of time. Well, not quite since the dawn of time, but at least since biscuits were invented…
How are we supposed to pronounce Nice biscuits?
Not just any biscuits that are nice, because they’re all nice really. But specifically, the rectangle coconut ones that have ‘NICE’ written across them in big letters.
Some people say ‘Nice’ as in rhymes with ‘ice’, while others go down the ‘niece’ route aka the way that place in France is pronounced. But who is wrong and who is right?
Lucky for us, Bruno Bouchet had that very same question, and took to Twitter and went straight to the source to find out the truth. He tweeted Arnott’s Biscuits – which is the brand that makes legendary Australian biscuits, Tim Tams - to find out the truth.
Mmmmmmmm, Tim Tams…
Anyway, he tweeted: “G’day @ArnottsBikkies - would you mind giving us the definitive ruling on the pronunciation of the legendary ‘Nice’ biscuit? N-ice or niece? Cheers.”
Arnott’s replied with an answer that we’re guessing will enrage 50% of the biscuit-eating population and give the other 50% the chance to laud it over the idiots that have been pronouncing it wrong this entire time.
Arnott’s said: “Hi Bruno, thank you for your query. Nice biscuits were named after the city in the South of France and pronounced the same as that city. They have been part of the Arnott's range since 1922.”
G’day @ArnottsBikkies - would you mind giving us the definitive ruling on the pronunciation of the legendary ‘Nice’ biscuit? N-ice or niece? Cheers.— Bruno Bouchet (@brunobbouchet) June 22, 2020
So, there you have it – they’re called Nice biscuits not Nice biscuits.
Does that make sense?
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