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Posted: 10/31/2006 9:15:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:08:09 AM EST by engineer2001]
For goodness sakes, does he NOT have speech people to help him with this? I voted for him twice, and I think he's trying to be a good President. That said, could somebody PLEASE tell him that it's "nuclear" and not "nuke-you-lur"?

If you know President Bush, please ask him to click on the little speaker next to the term here to get a clear pronounciation: www.answers.com/nuclear&r=67

I have personally heard him say "nuke-you-lur" on the news dozens of different times since the North Korea and Iran things, and it's beginning to drive me crazy!!! He's supposed to be our leader - can't he at least sound intelligent?

ETA: I'm relatively new, so I'm sorry this has been mentioned before numerous times. I ran a search and got nothing. So sorry - please forgive me for living! Also, if you're taking this seriously as a real criticism, please check your bad attitude at the door. Who cares if he says anything wrong?!? I'm just happy as heck he's not speaking Spanish!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:17:43 AM EST
Meh, all the countries just don't want to hear their name after HOWEVER he says it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:18:18 AM EST
Tomato.....Toemato........STRA-TEE-JURY!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:18:52 AM EST
Oncest I was at Wimbleton and I could see the chimley at the nucular power plant. Later, I was nekkid at the libary.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:19:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:20:26 AM EST
And less not fer-get:

SKRIMP!!!!

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:20:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
He's supposed to be our leader - can't he at least sound intelligent?



Like Komrad Klinton? He was so intelligent that he didn't understand the meaning of the word "is". And yet, so many think of him as one of our most intelligent presidents. If it rubs sand in the world's collective vagina for GW to pronounce nuclear wrong, then I'm ALL FOR IT.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:21:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 9:22:53 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:


Sorry if this has been posted before. I DID do a search of "Bush nuclear" before posting - no dice.

ETA: @ HKgnnr!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:21:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
For goodness sakes, does he NOT have speech people to help him with this? I voted for him twice, and I think he's trying to be a good President. That said, could somebody PLEASE tell him that it's "nuclear" and not "nuke-you-lur"?

If you know President Bush, please ask him to click on the little speaker next to the term here to get a clear pronounciation: www.answers.com/nuclear&r=67

I have personally heard him say "nuke-you-lur" on the news dozens of different times since the North Korea and Iran things, and it's beginning to drive me crazy!!! He's supposed to be our leader - can't he at least sound intelligent?


Who fucking cares?

It's nitpicking mollycoddling shit like this that really pisses me off. I mean, really...who fucking cares? Who cares if he says "the google"? Who cares if he says "the internets"? It's not like he's trying to describe which section of the brain the surgeon he's talking through the procedure needs to operate on.



Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:22:00 AM EST
This is only, what, two years ago?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:22:52 AM EST
Strenf.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:23:52 AM EST
IBTAFMRP

In Before The Apologists For Mentally Retarded Politicians
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:24:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
IBTAFMRP

In Before The Apologists For Mentally Retarded Politicians
Wow.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:24:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
For goodness sakes, does he NOT have speech people to help him with this? I voted for him twice, and I think he's trying to be a good President. That said, could somebody PLEASE tell him that it's "nuclear" and not "nuke-you-lur"?

If you know President Bush, please ask him to click on the little speaker next to the term here to get a clear pronounciation: www.answers.com/nuclear&r=67

I have personally heard him say "nuke-you-lur" on the news dozens of different times since the North Korea and Iran things, and it's beginning to drive me crazy!!! He's supposed to be our leader - can't he at least sound intelligent?


Who fucking cares?

It's nitpicking mollycoddling shit like this that really pisses me off. I mean, really...who fucking cares? Who cares if he says "the google"? Who cares if he says "the internets"? It's not like he's trying to describe which section of the brain the surgeon he's talking through the procedure needs to operate on.



Damn, too late
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:25:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 9:47:48 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
Who f*cking cares?


Obviously, I do. He's a man I voted for that I selected to represent me in the world. He should try to pronounce things that are COMMON words such as this correctly. There is no interpretation of the pronounciation of "nuclear." Only one way to say it.

I understand if he can't say something like "tortilla" or some other foreign-origination word, but "nuclear"?

By the way, you are way too serious. This is obviously a joke thread, and you are adding no jokes to it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:26:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
IBTAFMRP

In Before The Apologists For Mentally Retarded Politicians
Wow.



Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:27:39 AM EST
I'm not saying he's stupid - he's a very intelligent man. It just seems odd that no one has told him he's saying it wrong.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:27:43 AM EST
all your last year post are belong to W
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:28:22 AM EST
The chicken shit factor is high today.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:28:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
I'm not saying he's stupid - he's a very intelligent man. It just seems odd that no one has told him he's saying it wrong.


I think Barbara Walters told him he was saying it wrong and he said "I really don't give a fuck, I am president and can say what I want."
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:30:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By dedfella:
I think Barbara Walters told him he was saying it wrong and he said "I really don't give a fuck, I am president and can say what I want."


HAHA! That's the kind of thing I was fishing for.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:30:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
IBTAFMRP

In Before The Apologists For Mentally Retarded Politicians
Wow.





He's a liberal, take it with a grain of salt. He's protected under the Americans with disabilities act.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:31:15 AM EST
Jimmy Carter pronounced it like that, was a "nukular" engineer in the Navy, and nobody who's a Dem seems to have a problem with his way of saying it.....WTF?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:31:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By dedfella:

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
I'm not saying he's stupid - he's a very intelligent man. It just seems odd that no one has told him he's saying it wrong.


I think Barbara Walters told him he was saying it wrong and he said "I really don't give a fuck, I am president and can say what I want."
Nice to get pronunciation tips from someone with a hairlip.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:32:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:32:43 AM EST
This is oh so original as well… I would guess we have only had 500 or so threads on this subject.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:33:00 AM EST
"we got a saying in texas....fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice....we cant get fooled again"

MAybe he flubbed up that line cause he was thinking about that rock song by 'the Who'.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:33:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=44452
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:36:33 AM EST
This isn't the first thread about this. I believe in the last one somebody mentioned that he does it on purpose to get people's goats. In private he will say it correctly. I'm not sure about the validity of that though.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:39:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 9:42:19 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By Alien:
This isn't the first thread about this. I believe in the last one somebody mentioned that he does it on purpose to get people's goats. In private he will say it correctly. I'm not sure about the validity of that though.


Sweet. In that case, he needs to keep doing it.

I was mainly fishing for funny comments, but I'm getting a lot of rude ones too. Thus is the ARFCOM way, I guess.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:48:50 AM EST
I've been looking for video of Carter talking about nuclear weapons. Strange that google/archive/youtube seem to have nothing... I remember peanut boy talking a great deal about "Newklur Dissarmment."

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:52:30 AM EST
Fucking sad that this matters so much to you.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:54:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
I'm not saying he's stupid - he's a very intelligent man. It just seems odd that no one has told him he's saying it wrong.


He's well aware that he's saying it wrong. It's part of his Southern charm.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:54:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 9:56:40 AM EST by Gunner1X]
Rekon nukuler bombs is pierful stuff. Ima keep 'em out thu hans uh terist, kuza thats whut a presdent does.

The man isn't dumb, but I must admit that I have a had time watching him on the tube.
Public speaking is not one of his strong points.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:55:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:58:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 9:59:48 AM EST by kissfan]
Actually, both pronounciations are correct.

dictionary.reference.com/browse/nuclear

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:04:33 AM EST
It drives a lot of Democrats I know nuke-ular. That's a good enough reason for me to want him to keep doing it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:06:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:16:01 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By kissfan:
Actually, both pronounciations are correct.

dictionary.reference.com/browse/nuclear



Actually, it says it is "by metathesis" which means it's wrong and a simple transposition within a word of letters, sounds, or syllables. However, it is common enough to be semi-accepted (like "ain't").


Originally Posted By Treelo:
F*cking sad that this matters so much to you.


Goodness gracious people, stop being serious! A few of you got the point, at least, but many of you are taking this WAY too seriously. Oh, it matters so much to me that I took two seconds to type some text and click submit. I have a lot invested in this scientific research with my political and linguistics expert peers here on ARFCOM.

I was bored, so I posted something to get the ball rolling. I have gotten quite a few laughs out of this thread, but I'm sensing that many ARFCOMmunists need to take fiber supplements.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:10:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:12:24 AM EST by LARRYG]
Who really gives a fuck about how he pronounces that word??????????

It is not worth another useless thread.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:16:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
Jimmy Carter pronounced it like that, was a "nukular" engineer in the Navy, and nobody who's a Dem seems to have a problem with his way of saying it.....WTF?


I used to be a Dem, (emphasis on used to) and it drove me somewhat bonkers to know he did that, even though I'm actually too young to have ever heard him say it in semi-real-time (Born during the Reagan years).

Humanities major in college, though; I like to hear thing spoken at least somewhat correcctly. I think I've heard GWB say it almost-right once, and I about jumped for joy.
My theory is, it would take away some of the "he's an idiot" side of super-libtards' arguments, if he said it a little more correctly...JMHO & YMMV and all that
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:18:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:20:13 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Who really gives a f*ck about how he pronounces that word??????????

It is not worth another useless thread.


And yet you posted anyway to bump it to the top and added no jokes?

The serious John Kerry thread is right here:
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=512753&page=6�
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:19:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:21:09 AM EST by nightstalker]
4 Presidents are guilty, Ike, Carter, Clinton, and Bush Jr.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucular
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:21:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 10:29:34 AM EST by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
4 Presidents are guilty.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucular


Oh noes! Super-Pres Klinton said it too???/?????//? I bet the Dems beat him with bamboo poles for that one.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:23:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
4 Presidents are guilty.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucular


Oh noes! Super-Pres Klinton said it too???/?????//? I bet the Dems beat him with bamboo poles for that one.


Lawdy, lawdy and he was a Rhodes scholar and all that
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:26:49 AM EST
Unfortunately for many of us baby-boomers, the nuke-you-ler pronunciation was pretty common and many of us grew up hearing it pronounced that way all the time.

Kind of like some parts of the country pronounce Aunt as ant and some as ont.

If this was all I had to get frazzled about I'ld feel lucky in my life.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:47:17 AM EST
Yeah, he's a real genius.


"My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific."

George W. Bush - Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 2002


Except for that whole war in the Pacific thing.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:51:50 AM EST
Irregardless, it's a mute point.

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Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:54:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Irregardless, it's a mute point.



HAHA! I thought it was a "moo point" - you know like what cows talk about - who cares?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:54:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Irregardless, it's a mute point.

<­img src=/images/smilies/smiley_smartass.gif border=0 align=middle>


Good one!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:54:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
I'm not saying he's stupid - he's a very intelligent man. It just seems odd that no one has told him he's saying it wrong.


got news for you

He pronounces it just fine when he's not playing to the public.

He has a reputation as a dumb hick when he's actually a smart blueblood. Its all to maintain the illusion that he is a Texas good ole boy.

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:08:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:

Originally Posted By Alien:
This isn't the first thread about this. I believe in the last one somebody mentioned that he does it on purpose to get people's goats. In private he will say it correctly. I'm not sure about the validity of that though.


Sweet. In that case, he needs to keep doing it.

I was mainly fishing for funny comments, but I'm getting a lot of rude ones too. Thus is the ARFCOM way, I guess.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure he can speak like the well-educated Harvard/Yale graduate he is. He just chooses not to because (a) it makes his opponents think he's "stupid" and (b) it helps him stay in touch with the voters of flyover country who pronounce it that way.

I've heard him speak as the governor of Texas, and he sounded NOTHING like he does when he makes presidential speeches and such...
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