The 10-second ad aired during the immunity challenge with the voiceover pronouncing the brand as "Madge-y" not "Maggie", leaving some fans baffled.
"Most important thing we learnt tonight is how Maggi is actually pronounced," wrote one surprised fan.
Someone else wrote, "Wait what I always pronounced Maggi with a hard G."
Another fan was clearly annoyed, writing, "NO THE AD IS PRONOUNCING MAGGI WRONG ITS A HARD G ITS NOT LIKE MAGIC."
Most important thing we learnt tonight is how maggi is actually pronounced #MasterChefAU
— True Krys (@heartmadeofsoul) May 21, 2020
Wait what I always pronounced Maggi with a hard g 😂😭 #MasterChefAU
— Astrid Koh (@mostbanterous) May 21, 2020
NO THE AD IS PRONOUNCING MAGGI WRONG ITS A HARD G ITS NOT LIKE MAGIC #MasterChefAU
— piccolini cuscino (@dollylama__) May 21, 2020
Some users added that the soft 'G' was a pronunciation specific to Australia, "Australia is where I first heard a hard 'g' in Maggi Mee and WHO HURT Y'ALL."
Australia is where I first heard a hard 'g' in Maggi Mee and WHO HURT Y'ALL#MasterChefAU
— Josh 🌈 (@abangpinoy) May 21, 2020
So far in tonight’s episode, my mind is blown by the fact that:
1. Australia pronounce Maggi as Majjee
2. A Masterchef judge doesn’t know what crispy noodles are
— Fiona Lee (@fionally) May 21, 2020
Another added "my mind is blown by the fact" Australia pronounces "Maggi as Majjee".
In the US, the brand is pronounced with a hard G, so it sounds like the name 'Maggie', but in Australia, we use the soft G.
The challenge called for the contestants to "pimp up" instant noodles with only 15 minutes to do so. Jess and Poh moved ahead in the challenge while Reece and Simon were the bottom two.
Jess managed to beat Poh in the second round, winning the immunity challenge.
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