This is how you pronounce Pinterest.

For the billion people who google the phrase “How do you pronounce Pinterest” every day and then hit my “I don’t do crack, I do Pinterest post” instead and leave in utter devastation:


Like “interest” but with a P. I think that was the point the creators were trying to make.

That’s how you pronounce it. You’re welcome.

You can find me on it here.

(Also – totally like crack. Only safer and with a much nicer outcome.)

Happy Pinning!


  1. says

    … I might just repin almost everything you have pinned. How was I not following you already? Also, Apple just tried to change “repin” into “repine” which apparently means “to feel or express discontent; fret: ‘you mustn’t let yourself repine.'” Word of the day.

  2. says

    woohoo! I’m following you now. I’m dying laughing. I might be the biggest pinterest addict out there. But, like you, I initially refused. I first heard about it from Kim (HI KIM!!!) and I thought ‘Gah! Never!’

  3. Ali says

    I was telling this bratty girl about the site and she corrected me saying, “Um, it’s pronounced ‘Pee-Interest’, honey.” I was just like, WTF? No, It’s not.
    Glad to know i’m not an “Idiot” for pronouncing it the way it was intended.

  4. angelinawithafoal says

    “How on earth were people pronouncing it wrong?”

    well they were probably pronouncing it the way I do – saying ‘p’ then ‘interest’. It only dawned on me yesterday that it should be said as one word.

  5. Rj says

    Put a “pin” in your “interest”. Common sense. It’ll be an SAT question soon and tens of thousands of girls will get it wrong.

    Also, who pronounces interest “in-ter-est”? It’s run together like “inch-rest”. I say “pinch-rest”.