How to pronounce dairy products
In Australia, the Dairy Products Association of Australia (DPAA) has launched a campaign to dispel the pronunciation of dairy products, arguing that the term is misleading.
In its latest campaign, the DPAA has produced an interactive quiz to help people understand how to pronounce the word “dairy”.
The campaign’s creator, Julie Dye, said the question asked the viewer to identify the “d” in dairy products.
“In English, dairy is a long, curved, hardy substance that is used to make cheese and yogurt,” she said.
“Dairy is also a name for the milk in the cow’s milk, and is also used to refer to milk, milk products, and dairy products.”
Ms Dye said the DSA’s quiz was not designed to make the pronunciation less clear.
“It’s designed to help the viewer understand the difference between the word ‘dairy’ and the term ‘milk’,” she said, “because the difference is a difference in sound.”
The pronunciation of ‘d’ in dairy is slightly different from that of milk and is used as a stand-in for milk in Australia.”DPAW CEO Paul Hargreaves said he welcomed the effort.”
This is a step in the right direction, and the DFAA is the first to be able to educate Australians,” he said.
Mr Hargresaves said the campaign would be available for use across the country until the end of July.