Bush mispronounces Nevada in first presidential visit

The Associated Press
The San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Carson City, Nev. Emotion: travel - Nevada memo to George Bush: When making a first presidential visit to a state, use the right pronounciation of its name.
Bush, in Las Vegas on Tuesday, repeatedly said Ne-vah-da. To properly pronounce Nevada, the middle syllable should rhyme with gamble.
Mispronouncing the state's name "sets people's teeth on edge," said state Archivist Guy Rocha. "He's the
president, and he ought to get it right. Nothing
personal."
State Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, said the mispronunciation shows Bush, who won the state in the 2000 election, doesn't care much about the state.

"They take such pains to orchestrate these trips and to make sure everything is politically correct," she said. "You would think the name of the state would be a simple piece of that."
Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville, said the president ought to pronounce Nevada correctly, but Bush's message was more important.
"There are a lot more important things to worry about than that," he said. "The visit itself is far more important. Clearly some people will make hay out of it, and that's OK. That's the way it works."
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Bush mispronounces Nevada in first presidential visit

man I hate it when people say 'OreGONE' too especially on national news etc. We all had to learn how to say Arkansas as kids WTF
Well, how DID he pronounce it?
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Bush mispronounces Nevada in first presidential visit

man I hate it when people say 'OreGONE' too especially on national news etc. We all had to learn how to say Arkansas as kids WTF

Which do you prefer, Chicago or Shicago?
Also, Rungoon (as it is pronounced in most of Asia), or Rangoon? Nevertheless, Dumbya ought to know more about the country he calls his own.

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Isn't it interesting that he chose Las Vegas to brag about his plan to destroy Medicare?
Talk about gambling with the lives of the helpless!
Isn't it interesting that he chose Las Vegas to brag about his plan to destroy Medicare? Talk about gambling with the lives of the helpless!

Perhaps, his daughters work there now and it was
a family visit.
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Bush mispronounces Nevada in first presidential visit

man I hate it when people say 'OreGONE' too especially on national news etc. We all had to learn how to say Arkansas as kids WTF

So, how do you pronounce Organ?
man I hate it when people say 'OreGONE' too ... to learn how to say Arkansas as kids WTF

So, how do you pronounce Organ?

http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~law/oregon.html
How To Pronounce Oregon
For those of you who live east of the Rockies, and may not have heard Oregon pronounced by anyone who lives here, it's not Orygone, it's Oragun.
man I hate it when people say 'OreGONE' too ... to learn how to say Arkansas as kids WTF

So, how do you pronounce Organ?

Oregano.
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