Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Webster Winces

Hatchet job during his speech last night. President Bush took the "phoenetical collar," going 0-3 in trying to pronounce Abu Gharib, the prison where U.S. soldiers tortured Iraqi prisoners.

Here's the box score (quoted pronunciations are from Bush's speech on 5/24):

Bottom of the first: "abugah-rayp" - Struck out, looking
Bottom of the fourth: "abu-garon" - Grounded out to 1B
Bottom of the seventh: "abu-garah" - Lazy fly ball to RF

For those scoring at home the correct pronunciation is "abu-grabe".

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