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it doesn't rhyme with "babe"

given George Bush's addition of the letter "f" to Abu Ghraib at today's press conference, it might be time to revisit "How do you pronounce `Abu Ghraib'?" [slate]

here's the Daily Show clip [ds]

Not that the .asf audio plays on my computer.


i missed the press conference - where the hell do you put an 'f'?!

now under corporate sponsorship... fubu ghraib?
at the end: abu ga - reff.

it was the daily show's moment of zen, maybe it will be on their website later today.

i can accept that the pronunciation is difficult and not universal, but bush is doing a fantastic job of getting it very wrong in several different ways. maybe this means that he's trying?
i have last night's episode tivo'd, so i'll enjoy that moment later.

in my current cynical state, i'd argue that multiple pronunciations shows he's just winging it & doesn't care. it wouldn't be that hard for someone close to him to coach him on the correct way if it truly mattered. he's always portrayed himself as a 'big picture' guy; the little details are irrelevant.