WATCH: Elton John has a different way of pronouncing Ed Sheeran's name to everyone else on Earth 4 years ago

WATCH: Elton John has a different way of pronouncing Ed Sheeran's name to everyone else on Earth

To Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran is "a dear friend".

So dear, in fact, that it seems he's the only person in the world who knows how to say his surname properly.

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Yep, there we and the many other millions of people around the world were, naively thinking that you were supposed to pronounce the that double e in his surname. Seemingly not...

Elton wasn't present at Wednesday night's BRIT awards, but he was able to record a video message for Ed as he won the Global Success award. Speaking from Las Vegas, where he currently has a residency at Caesar's Palace, he appeared to come up with a never-heard-before way of saying 'Sheeran'.

Here, have a listen:

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Shiran? Sh'ran? We're really not sure.

As you might expect, the pronunciation was swiftly picked up on by many watching at home, sparking a number of tweets...

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Perhaps the fairest comment on the matter came from Danny Baker, who tweeted this:

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