“Caramel” is a controversial word in America, which is strange, because it’s one of only like three things that everyone in this country can unite behind. But the controversy lies in its pronunciation . . . specifically: Is it “kar-muhl” or “kare-uh-mul”?
According to a new survey, the more popular answer around the country is . . . the three-syllable version, “kare-uh-mul,” 57% to 43%.
There’s only one region where the two-syllable version is more popular: The Midwest, where the vote is flipped. 57% of people in the Midwest say “kar-muhl.” (PR Newswire)