This week we learnt that apparently there is a debate about the correct way to pronounce "Primark", and people are getting pretty invested in it. If you're wondering what the heck has been going on, here is the situation: Some people say pry-mark, others say pree-mark, and a Twitter debate has raged about who is right. Meanwhile, those in Ireland are just sitting back happily watching this all unfold, as their version of the store is called "Penneys". And if you didn't know Ireland had a different name completely, consider your mind blown. Talk about confusing!
In some parts of the UK, predominantly in the North, people think pronouncing it as pry-mark is too posh for the budget store and instead say pree-mark. Whereas, many people from the South have never even heard it called pree-mark (*raises hand*).
Back to the point, here's what Primark had to say about the name debate: "That's a very good question. We like to use Pr-Eye-Mark." There you have it. Primark politely said this is the name they like to use, so it's possible the debate will never reach a definitive conclusion.
My whole life is a lie. https://t.co/PnpRiO9sLa— Geirmund Hel-Hide™ (@CopyOfOne) August 15, 2017
Just read an article stating that some people actually pronounce Primark as "Pree-Mark". Who are these people? Why are they not in prison?— Conor (@clarkbatfan) August 14, 2017
Preeee-mark northern Irish way, even primark calls itself Preemark over here
— Gary (@iGaryShaw) August 14, 2017
It's pronounced Penneys.
— Caoimhín 🚏 (@yascaoimhin) August 14, 2017