You say “von”, i say “van” …

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 09:34 am

LGF investigates the case of the missing microphone stand! Also via LGF, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank observes pronunciation difficulties:

University of Chicago political scientist John Mearsheimer was in town yesterday to elaborate on his view that American Jewish groups are responsible for the war in Iraq, the destruction of Lebanon’s infrastructure and many other bad things. As evidence, he cited the influence pro-Israel groups have on “John Boner, the House majority leader.”

Actually, Professor, it’s “BAY-ner.” But Mearsheimer quickly dispensed with Boehner (R-Ohio) and moved on to Jewish groups’ nefarious sway over Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who Mearsheimer called “Von Hollen.”

Small mistakes. There are people who still think “Bush” is pronounced “Jooooooo puppet”.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/29/2006 at 12:04 PM
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