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Dear Dr. Vinny,
How do you correctly pronounce the name of the glass company "Riedel"?
—Carol W., Tulsa, Okla.
Riedel, the Austrian producer of fine wineglasses, is pronounced "ree-dle" (rhymes with "needle"). Those who pronounce it "rye-dell" may be thinking of Rydell High, the fictional school from the musical Grease.
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