January 24, 2006


Will someone please make the president take some pronunication classes? Or at least fire Homer Simpson as his diction coach? Half the time I say that word in class I mess it up because I've had to hear the president mangle it for year after year after year - and he was doing it again just yesterday. Arghhhhh!

Posted by armand at January 24, 2006 01:35 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Petty Rants


I believe that's "nuke-yoo-loohr" isn't it?

Posted by: binky at January 24, 2006 02:42 PM | PERMALINK

Are you sure it's not nuke yoo-hoo lure?

Posted by: Morris at January 24, 2006 03:31 PM | PERMALINK

They way he usually says it, as I hear it, is new-q-lr - though sometimes there is more of a "lure" or after-effects of a stroke sound at the end.

Posted by: Armand at January 24, 2006 04:28 PM | PERMALINK

LBJ mangled it in roughly the same way, which suggests that it's a Texas thing. It's a sure bet, though, that people have been gently correcting W's pronunciation for years. (His *dad* didn't mispronounce it that I recall.) The fact that he carries on anyway sort of sums him (and his presidency) up nicely, doesn't it?

Posted by: jacflash at January 25, 2006 11:35 AM | PERMALINK

Let's not excuse Dubya too much - remember, he's not really from Texas. He went to school in New England and is from Maine. I think he's just a dumbass (possibly also evil).

Posted by: ryan at January 25, 2006 11:23 PM | PERMALINK

Unfortunately, the easy feel-good analysis is rarely useful (or accurate).

Posted by: jacflash at January 26, 2006 07:04 AM | PERMALINK
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