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Sofia Vergara Demonstrates How Best to Pronounce ‘Shia LaBeouf’

We all say Shia LeBeouf's name in our own special way. It's like a modern-day version of "You say tomato, I say tomahtoh," that goes, "You say Shee-ya, I say Shy-a. You say Le-boof, I say Le-buff." But on last night's episode of Modern Family (recap here!), the always-excellent Sofia Vergara delivered what, as soon as we heard it, we just knew turns out to be the quintessential, all-time-best pronunciation of "Shia LeBeouf" — or as we will be sure to refer to him from now on: "She-ya LeBooooof."