ITALY has bowed to the superior knowledge of Britons and admitted its signature meat sauce should be pronounced ‘bo-log-nays’.
The admission, by the Italian government, was greeted with victorious yelling by the millions of Britons who have stood by their pronunciation in the face of almost universal criticism.
Wayne Hayes, from Devon, said: “All my life TV chefs have said it should be pronounced ‘bollo-nyase’. It’s never sounded right, and I’m glad the Italians have admitted they were wrong because they were.”
Roy Hobbs, a fan of Italian specialities like Hawaiian pizza and Nutella-on-toast said: “If the Italians want us to pronounce the ‘g’ in ‘spaghetti’ they can’t pretend the one in ‘bolognese’ isn’t there. It’s illogical”.
An Italian government spokesman said: “We are deeply grateful to the great British brain for understanding our language better than we ever could.”
Britons are optimistic that they will now be able to change the official pronunciation of ‘espresso’ to ‘expresso’.
Wayne Hayes added: “It’s coffee that’s ready fast – or ‘express’ coffee. ‘Espresso’ doesn’t even mean anything. Sort it out, Italy.”