NEWS IN BRIEF
It’s unclear why she can’t pronounce ‘nuclear’
(WASILLA, AK) The National Association of Elementary School Teachers has issued a directive that the word ‘nuclear’ should not be pronounced “new-kyu-ler.”
The issuance comes in the wake of perky Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s continued mispronunciation of the word.
“Gosh golly darn it, the word is pronounced ‘new-clear,’ just like it looks,” Connie Brown, co-chair of the NAEST, told The Peoples News. “I mean, doggone it, I don’t think it’s so much a sign of ignorance as it is goofiness.”
Earlier this year, NAEST told teachers to no longer allow the mispronunciation of the letter R.
President Bush has proudly mispronounced ‘nuclear’ since he was handed the presidency in 2000. He said he will continue with his pronunciation, regardless of the NAEST’s directive.
“I speak how I like, and the problem with how I say it, to me, is unclear,” Bush said, pronouncing the last word ‘un-kyu-ler.’
Note: This article is satire, brought to you by the creative minds at The Peoples News. But we do hope that we don’t have to endure four more years of this awful pronunciation.
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