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Obama Repeatedly Mispronounces Aung San Suu Kyi
White House Dossier ^ | November 19, 2012 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:11 AM PST by yoe

During his stop in Burma earlier today, President Obama repeatedly mispronounced the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner who has led the struggle for a free and democratic Burma.,P.

From the Associated Press:

As Obama stood next to the world’s most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly.

Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.

Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate’s name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee.

What’s more, Obama also botched the name of his official host, Burma’s reformist new president, Thein Sein.

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Obama smok'in Choom again? What else could explain his boorish and ungentlemanly behavior.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:14 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Not to brush anything off Obama, but there’s a lot of Asian names that are difficult to pronounce.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 8:40:54 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: yoe
If it's not Pock-ee-ston it doesn't matter.
3 posted on 11/19/2012 8:47:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: yoe

I’ve never understood this. I know they have things like protocol officers (or droids) who will set him up correctly. I think he might be believing his own press and might not think he needs them.

Which is how he ends up bowing and scraping to others and mispronouncing CORPsmen.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 8:47:53 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: yoe
And the lefties used to sceam about GWB and Nuclear.

Bush mispronounces "nuclear" and is an idiot, Obama mispronounces "Orion" but is a genius?
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5 posted on 11/19/2012 8:48:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Ha! What a maroon!


6 posted on 11/19/2012 8:50:35 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: yoe
A lot of foreign names are mispronounced. When Augusto Pinochet Ugarte was president of Chile, I hardly ever heard his name pronounced correctly--Pea-Know-Chet--even by BBC newscasters, who usually get the names right. The same goes for Nikita Khrushchev, which is correctly pronounced khroosh-OAF.
7 posted on 11/19/2012 8:54:06 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: yoe
"It's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. Then we go over to Europe, and all we can say is merci beaucoup"--Barack Obama.

Hear it from the horse's mouth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdKQqhVbqbA

8 posted on 11/19/2012 9:01:21 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: yoe

I give him a pass on that.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 9:03:22 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: yoe

It doesn’t translate well into his native language... whatever that might be.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 9:05:44 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: yoe

When you combine an executive of limited intelligence with bad staff work that is what you get.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:06:40 AM PST by jimfree
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To: Fiji Hill
BBC: Knee-Car-Ag-You-Uh
12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:09:43 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: wastedyears

It’s just that... if it had been Bush, it would be the headline of NYT. Jon Stewart, David Letterman, and SNL would base a week’s worth of jokes on it, and the entire entertainment and journalism industry would devote their LIVES to making sure every single person in the USA was aware of it, embarrassed by it, and will never forget it for as long as they live.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 9:12:30 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: yoe
What else could explain his boorish and ungentlemanly behavior.

This is done on purpose as a way to insult the human rights lady and bow to the evil Burma government.

14 posted on 11/19/2012 9:16:24 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: yoe

You’d think on the trip over on AF-1 he would practice pronouncing his hosts’ names. But that would take work.

At least he did not call them corpse-men.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 9:17:39 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: yoe

So who is surprised about this? Certainly not the corpse men!


16 posted on 11/19/2012 9:23:22 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: wastedyears

No, why waste time coming up with an excuse for the enemy?

Bush was expected to get names right, and was ridiculed if he didn’t.

It’s all about “fairness”, isn’t it?


17 posted on 11/19/2012 9:32:33 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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18 posted on 11/19/2012 9:36:11 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: yoe

Obama is an idiot.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 9:40:18 AM PST by pallis
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To: Cheerio

OMG! I hadn’t seen that one before.

Never having heard or spoken the word “Orion” really shows Obama’s level of basic education and lack of intellectual curiosity. At least beyond what one needs to become a community organizer.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 9:42:56 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: yoe

That Bronco Bama, what pranks will he get up top next?


21 posted on 11/19/2012 9:45:48 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend)
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To: yoe
Well, English is his second... or third language.
22 posted on 11/19/2012 9:52:38 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Sunshine Sister

We have in this president a disreputable, malicious, drug fiend fagot bent on the destruction of all that is good and sacred. Evil is defined by Barack. He is the quintesseitial demon among us. Any who doubt he is anti Christ have no understanding of Christ.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 9:59:49 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: yoe

He didn’t mistakenly mipronounce anything. Democracy is such an anethema to that islamist that he would use it as code to pass a command to murder, rape and pillage at will to his fellow jihadis.

Ptuh! The damned jackal.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 10:13:45 AM PST by onedoug
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To: yoe

I’m not surprised. The moron CIC pronounces corpsman “Corpse Man”. Does he even know what a corpsman does?


25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:34:57 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: yoe

Hey. He’s Barack. He’s a diva. He doesn’t need to practice.


26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:46:33 AM PST by GVnana
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To: yoe
Suu Kyi

Tawdry? Does she have a friend named Jenny Diver?

27 posted on 11/19/2012 11:20:42 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Beat me to it.

I was going to comment on Paw khee stawn myself.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 11:26:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: I want the USA back

Should auld acquaintance
Be forgot
And never brought to mind

Should auld acquaintance
Be forgot
And the days of Aung San Suu Kyi


29 posted on 11/19/2012 11:48:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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