Patrick asked the store owner for some Oreos. He searched in a box and produced this. Eyoo. This is how they pronounce Oreo. Eyoo. Try to say it with a French-sounding “e” and in three syllables. It’s close! I think the “r” sound tends to vary in many languages, so a “y” sound is a close mouth/tongue placement. Language is so fascinating! Different cultures are so fascinating!
However, the “Eyoo” wasn’t very fascinating! Thankfully, Patrick found the real thing behind the glass counter on the way out.