> From: HHStruve@aol.com
> Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 15:59:46 -0500
> Subject: How to pronounce Zojirushi
> I recently purchased a Zojirushi Bread Machine. When discussing bread
> machines with people I have to spell Zojirushi since I haven't any idea how
> to pronounce it. No one I know owns one or has even heard of this brand. Of
> course, I could pronounce it any way I like since no one knows the
> Does anyone have a hint on how to pronounce it? Any *sound like* words?
> I know this is hard to do when you can't actually demonstrate the correct
> If this is too far off subject, maybe someone could just e-mail me and not
> bore others with a phonetics lesson.
> Thanks for any help.
According to my Japanese friend, it's pronounced roughly
zoh-jih-roo-shee. The name means "elephant" in Japanese. They also make
very good rice-steamers; both my mother and I love ours, and the
aforementioned Japanese friend says they're very popular in Japan. If
the bread machine is as good as the rice-steamer, you should be very
happy with it.
- --Stephanie Thorson
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