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Posted: 5/2/2011 8:14:17 AM EDT
Its just bizarre isn't it?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:15:38 AM EDT
Hell of a thread you got here, OP.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:15:43 AM EDT
It's how he learned to pronounce  it when he went over there on a passport that wasn't issued by the United States.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:20:09 AM EDT
Also, that's definitely the correct way to pronounce Pakistan (I'm from India, that's how everyone in the region pronounces it). Pack-e-stan is just incorrect, sorry.
 



ETA: Glad to see that the usual educated responses are filtering in
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:21:04 AM EDT
It's apparently impolite to ask about that.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:21:48 AM EDT
Quoted:
It's how he learned to pronounce  it when he went over there on a passport that wasn't issued by the United States.


Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:25:12 AM EDT
That is how a Muslim pronounces the word....
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:27:51 AM EDT
Our president is retarded.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:28:14 AM EDT
And Iraq isn't "eye-RACK." It's "ear-ROCK."

But then again, we Americans can't even get the pronunciation of Iowa and Missouri right.  
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:28:50 AM EDT
Quoted:
That is how a Muslim pronounces the word....


+1
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:32:39 AM EDT
Does it really matter?  Nuclear, nuculuar; Paahkeeston, Packistan.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:33:13 AM EDT
FWIW, my Economics professor in college was a cousin of the late Benazir Bhutto, former PM of Pakistan, and he pronounces it the same way as BHO.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:35:37 AM EDT




Quoted:

Its just bizarre isn't it?


His roommates at Occidental College were Pakistani (as in, they lived there).



He probably learned it from them.  He visited Pakistan on an unexplained trip during a period of US-Pakistan tension (1981 - the year he transferred from Occidental to Columbia) when US citizens were barred from travel to Pakistan and the Pakistani authorities were supposedly not admitting Americans on US passports.



He visited his college roommate.  He spent three weeks.



It appears that it was possible to visit on a US passport by getting a visa in India at a border crossing.  His college roommate's influential family might have pulled strings.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:37:10 AM EDT
Quoted:

Quoted:
Its just bizarre isn't it?

His roommates at Occidental College were Pakistani (as in, they lived there).

He probably learned it from them.  He visited Pakistan on an unexplained trip during a period of US-Pakistan tension (1981 - the year he transferred from Occidental to Columbia) when US citizens were barred from travel to Pakistan and the Pakistani authorities were supposedly not admitting Americans on US passports.

He visited his college roommate.  He spent three weeks.

It appears that it was possible to visit on a US passport by getting a visa in India at a border crossing.  His college roommate's influential family might have pulled strings.


It's also possible he had an Indonesian passport at the time, considering he was adopted by his Indonesian step-father.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:39:48 AM EDT
I have a Christain client from Pakistan. He pronounces it "Pock-e-stan". Says he hated it there.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:12:24 AM EDT



Quoted:


I have a Christain client from Pakistan. He pronounces it "Pock-e-stan". Says he hated it there.


Yeah but our president isn't from Pakistan, he's from Kenya. Why does he go out of his way to pronounce it that way?



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:20:15 AM EDT
Indonesian accent?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:20:16 AM EDT
Quoted:

Quoted:
Its just bizarre isn't it?

His roommates at Occidental College were Pakistani (as in, they lived there).

He probably learned it from them.  He visited Pakistan on an unexplained trip during a period of US-Pakistan tension (1981 - the year he transferred from Occidental to Columbia) when US citizens were barred from travel to Pakistan and the Pakistani authorities were supposedly not admitting Americans on US passports.

He visited his college roommate.  He spent three weeks.

It appears that it was possible to visit on a US passport by getting a visa in India at a border crossing.  His college roommate's influential family might have pulled strings.


No. This is a false internet rumor with no basis in reality.  The US State Department issued travel warnings during the 80s about Pakistan.  At no point were US citizen actually prevented from traveling to Pakistan on US passports, either by the US or by Pakistan.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:36:51 AM EDT
Quoted:
Its just bizarre isn't it?


only to racists.  
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:57:46 AM EDT
"Dat big-eared, brown feller on da TV der don't be soundin' like me and mah peoples.  He done talks funny!"

I'll trust the Ivy-leaguer who used to lived in Pakistan and Indonesia regarding his pronunciation of the name.





He may not be a good president, and he may be downright dangerous to us economically.  Fact is, he might even be presiding over the very economic decisions that spell our downfall!  Hurray!



However, the motherfucker knows how to pronounce "Pakistan."
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:59:53 AM EDT
Quoted:
And Iraq isn't "eye-RACK." It's "ear-ROCK."

But then again, we Americans can't even get the pronunciation of Iowa and Missouri right.  


eye-oh-wah?

miss-ery?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:01:05 AM EDT
Pock-E-ston.

That's the way they spell it on Barry's teleprompter.





Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:01:27 AM EDT
It's like how non-Texans don't know how to pronounce 'the Brazos River'.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:03:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:08:32 AM EDT
He pronounces Pakistan correctly and then fucks up the word Navy Corpsman 3 times in the same speak.

Tells you something.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:23:44 AM EDT
Doesn't bother me as much as news people who pronounce Spanish names and locations with the accent.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:33:38 AM EDT
Quoted:
And Iraq isn't "eye-RACK." It's "ear-ROCK."

But then again, we Americans can't even get the pronunciation of Iowa and Missouri right.  


Mizurah!  


Actually....I've never heard someone screw up the pronunciation of Iowa.....Des Moines is another story.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:34:26 AM EDT
Quoted:
He pronounces Pakistan correctly and then fucks up the word Navy Corpsman 3 times in the same speak.

Tells you something.



That's what I was gonna say.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:37:44 AM EDT
I call it "Fudge-Pack-iss-tan."

Fuck 'em.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:57:08 AM EDT
Let me be the first to dupe you

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=1180051

18 hours into the whole "Osama is Dead" frenzy, and you guys should know by now that almost every topic you might think of has already been covered.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 11:31:44 AM EDT
obama is a moranic douchebag
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 11:41:28 AM EDT
doop-o-matic
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