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Elon Musk or Musk Melon? Desi 'Teacher's' Pronunciation of Tesla CEO is a Class We Don't Wanna Bunk

mrs_rajeshwari / Instagram | Elon Musk / Reuters.

mrs_rajeshwari / Instagram | Elon Musk / Reuters.

Ever wondered what the 'correct' pronunciation of Elon Musk was? This viral video of desi 'teacher' on Instagram has got you covered.

In May of 2020, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk welcomed his first child with partner Claire “Grimes” Boucher into the world. While this news was happy, a following update about the Musk-Boucher baby left the whole world baffled. Musk, a tech aficionado, chose a name so unique that people weren’t sure if it even qualified as a name. X Æ A-12 may have confused you as well. But Musk’s own name is quite simple, isn’t it?

However, MrsRajeshwari, the famous Instagram pronunciation expert, is here to teach you that you have been pronouncing Musk’s name incorrectly all along. In a video titled 'Claas for studets', Mrs Rajeshwari goes letter by letter to teach you the right way to speak the tech giant’s name and its real meaning.

She stands in front of a blackboard with a stick in her hand, like a stereotypical school teacher in government schools. E-L-O-N M-U-S-K, she enunciates very clearly. Then, she joins the letters to make the word “musk melon”. She then explains in Hindi, “matlab kharbuja.”

The hilarious video has over 6,000 likes so far.


“Vish i hed tichar lik u,” joked a user in language and spelling often used by the page. Another commented that her smile at the end was amazing.

In case you are unfamiliar with the page, Mrs Rajeshwari is actor and comedian Gaurav Gera’s house helper. With Tik-Tok’s wrong pronunciation challenge, the account for Rajeshwari was born. Even after the demise of Tik-Tok in India, her amazing pronunciation classes still continue on Instagram.

Her videos are quite hilarious where she spells out letters in a word very literally and phonetically to give the word a whole new pronunciation. Take this for example. How do you pronounce t-u-r-t-l-e?

Mrs Rajeshwari has the right pronunciation here:

Or maybe something a little more complex, like b-a-c-h-e-l-o-r-e-t-t-e?

According to, Gaurav Gera, who himself has a number of comedy sketch series on Tik-Tok and Instagram, helped set up this account.

He shares her content on his own social media as well.