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Moët et Chandon

As all of us sophisticated people know, although commonly mispronounced "mō-way and shon-don", the correct pronunciation is "mo-wett". Although Claude Moët was born in France in 1683, the surname is actually of Dutch origin, which results in the pronunciation being uncharacteristic of the French language. (In normal French pronunciation a final 't' is silent, however Moët is spelled with a diaeresis over the 'e', which requires the final 't' to be pronounced.)
Hat tip James Edmo.

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