Quiz: Can You Guess These Brand Names Spelled the Way Your Spanish-Speaking Parents Pronounce Them?

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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For many of us with Spanish-speaking parents, we’ve grown accustomed to the endearing way they say certain words in English. As a matter of fact, we’ve adopted a few of them – for example, confleis > Corn Flakes or vivaporú instead of Vicks VapoRub. And while we’re used to the words our own parents say, Twitter user @__evyvg  reminded us that there is a long list of uniquely spelled brand names.

In a recent tweet, she shared an image of a text her dad sent her asking her to stop by a pizza chain. It has since gone viral, with people weighing in with their own parents’ phonetic spelling of company’s names. (Also, we should note that they’ve heard plenty of our disparates, so we’re in no position to judge.)

Inspired by this exchange, we decided to put you to the test. Can you figure out what businesses these parents were talking about? Take our quiz below and scroll all the way to the very bottom for the answers.











  1. Chuck E. Cheese’s
  2. Bass Pro Shops
  3. Little Caesars
  4. Walmart
  5. In-N-Out
  6. Apple ID
  7. Kentucky, short for KFC
  8. Squirt