Anytime I hear anyone say “Eye-rack,” it’s hard to avoid thinking that he/she is perhaps a bit of a rube…no offense. Xenophobic, midwestern or southern, doesn’t quite get it, a football fan, possibly Republican or in the military. I used to think the correct pronunciation was “Eehr-rahq” until I met a French director who’d been to the region and said that world-traveller types pronounce it “Uhhr-raq.” I don’t say it that way to this day (it sounds affected), but “Eye-rack” is impossible. It’s almost embarassing to bring it up, but so many people seem to pronounce it this way.