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Did President Obama's mispronunciation of Oso tarnish his mudslide visit?
mynorthwest.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Josh Kerns

Posted on 04/22/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT by djwright

President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times.

He got it right the first time he referenced the town devastated by last month's slide as he recognized family members of the victims, first responders and officials, saying he came to let the community know the entire country is thinking of them.

But moments later came his big gaffe.

"Because while very few Americans have ever heard of Osso [sic] before the disaster struck, we've all been inspired by the incredible way that the community has come together."

No one said a word, but you can only imagine what people were thinking as he continued, again mispronouncing the name as he referenced letters he received from Darrington, Arlington and "Osso."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaffe; obama; oso
It really detracts from his effort when he can't pronounce a simple name like Oso. He says Aw so, not Oh so.

If bush did this....well you know the rest.

1 posted on 04/22/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT by djwright
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To: djwright

Were there any corpse men in attendance?

A college education is a terrible thing to waste.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 6:06:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: djwright

Everything is a photo op for the lyin king.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 6:07:30 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: djwright

All intentional. It is a standing dare to any member of main-stream media to criticize him. If they do, they will be through.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 6:09:59 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: djwright
“He says Aw so, not Oh so.”

For goodness sake, give him a break. It's hard for a Muslim to pronounce American words. s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/

5 posted on 04/22/2014 6:17:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: djwright

Eh... In the big picture of things, not a big deal. The difference between “oh-so” and “aw-so” is small potatoes here in Washington. If we really wanted to screw him up we’d make him say “Puyallup”.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 6:23:37 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: djwright
Is that what that smell was? I thought all the sewers had backed up.
7 posted on 04/22/2014 6:27:23 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: djwright

No, it would only be a gaffe if Bush or Palin did it, because the MSM are a**holes who only draw attention to, and exploit, Republican gaffes.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 6:33:29 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Ramius
If we really wanted to screw him up we’d make him say “Puyallup”.

Puyallup is best said as one syllable. LOL

And anyone that has lived in the Pierce/King County area for long knows what that one syllable name is when they hear it. It is somewhere between Pop and Plop.

9 posted on 04/22/2014 6:34:54 PM PDT by Dustoff45 (A good woman brings out the best in a good man! A better woman might be just what this nation needs)
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To: Psalm 144
Were there any corpse men in attendance?

- Doesn't know what a corpsman is.

- Doesn't know how many states there are in the USA.

- Speaks Arab like an Arab (Phok-Eee-Stohn).

- Now he can't pronouce a simple word like Oso.

Just another "tell" indicating he is trying to function in a culture that is really foreign to him.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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Oso...because it’s o so hard to pronounce.”


11 posted on 04/22/2014 6:56:52 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Iron Munro

BTTT!


12 posted on 04/22/2014 6:57:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: djwright

Says “aw-so.”

Thank God he didn’t bow, too.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 7:00:41 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Iron Munro
Just another "tell" indicating he is trying to function in a culture that is really foreign to him.

Add "Kee-san" to the list.

14 posted on 04/22/2014 7:13:44 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Psalm 144
Spending one’s entire youth baked to the gills on Pot doesn't appear to be good for future cognitive skills.
15 posted on 04/22/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: djwright

He just pronounced it the way they do in Austrian.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT by Nepeta
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Heh. That’s pretty funny. Oso is Spanish for bear.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 8:11:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: GeronL

Funny ping. You been down around C.C. much before? Remember “the Oso?” Very stinky area of shallow, muddy flats just off the Bay, not far south from downtown toward the Naval Air Station. Residential area around it.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 8:29:39 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Yes. A Japanese tourist who encountered a bear on a hike in Mexico was heard to exclaim “Ah so! Oso!”


19 posted on 04/22/2014 8:34:11 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: djwright

The ball’s in the residents of Oso’s court now. They can start pronouncing the name of their town “osso”...that is, if they aren’t racists.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 8:39:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Maybe this is why Obama would like more “undocumented” people to come here and become citizens. Somebody has to do the pronouncing that Americans can’t do.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 9:22:25 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Ramius

LOL! I learned how to say it fairly quickly when I moved into the area, but still have to think about it if I’m spelling it (and we’ve been going to the Fair for years). Guess it’s lucky he didn’t come to Issaquah, Skykomish, or Sequim.

I’m sure he knows how to pronounce Medina, as he usually goes there for private fund raisers when he’s in the area - - as one local radio host says - Medina is Obama’s local ATM.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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