It’s been the subject of great debate in the US for decades now: How exactly do you pronounce Porsche — is it “Porsh” or “Porsha”?
Potato, puhtato… porsha, porsh
Ah — the question that’s more common than ownership of the fancy German sports car itself: How is Porsche pronounced? Is it “Porsh” or more like “Porsha”?
Consider the matter settled, because we can say definitively that it’s the latter: When it comes to the Porsche car, you pronounce it porsh-uh. Two syllables.
Direct from the source
It might help to realize that the car was named for famed German automotive design engineer, Dr Ferdinand Porsche, and isn’t some arbitrary made-up product name.
The Singer version
Pictured at the top is my personal favorite version of the Porsche — the Singer 911 — a “re-interpretation and rebirth of the early performance-focused 911s.”
This one was restored by Singer Vehicle Design, a company founded by Rob Dickinson… who just happens to be the singer and the co-founder of one of my favorite British bands, Catherine Wheel. So if you have an extra $200,000 to spend (or more), check out the car USA Today called a “modern wonder,” and what Adam Carolla said “might be considered the ultimate 911.”