Ama… um… the Iranian leader

John McCain’s botched attempt yesterday to say “Ahmadinejad”. BBC says you supposed to say it this way:

“Today’s pronunciation is Iranian President Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD (sometimes also spelt AHMADINEZHAD). Our recommendation is mah-MOOD ah-mad-in-uh-ZHAAD (-h is pronounced in ‘Mahmoud’ and in ‘Ahmadinejad’) based on the advice of the BBC Persian Monitoring team.”

(BBC via Chicago Tribune)

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