Pronounce Nietzsche

A Competely Incorrect Guide to Pronouncing Philosophers

If English is your second language, you may have run across the Pronunciation Book channel on YouTube. The premise is simple, 4-10 second videos that feature proper English pronunciation of various words.

Like all good deeds, the internet immediately ruined it. Enter Pronunciation Manual, a YouTube channel that looks exactly the same as Pronunciation Book and covers many of the same words. Except everything is wrong. Hilariously wrong.

How do you pronounce…


Slavoj Zizek?



Noam Chomsky?

  • Hans Aresch

    The most important one is missing: Immanuel Kant. As a German, I cringe every time some uptight English-speaking academic pronounces his name as “Kaaaant” or as “Can’t”. His name is properly pronounced exactly as “Cunt”.