Yesterday, while at ExL’s 6th Annual Public Relations & Communications Summit, I discovered that I was NOT the only person who had difficulty pronouncing “Boehringer Ingelheim,” the name of a well-known, but difficult to pronounce German pharmaceutical company. At a roundtable discussion (see here), Kate O’Connor, Executive Director, Public Relations at Boehringer Ingelheim, corrected someone else who mispronounced her company’s name. She then told us that she heard of a funny YouTube video that can help us with “Boehringer Ingelheim Pronunciation.” Here it is (pretty funny):
Here’s a little rebus/word pictogram that may help English-speaking readers better pronounce “Boehringer.” Close enough, anyway. You’re on your own with “Ingelheim,” which seems easier to pronounce anyway.