A Boehner By Any Other Name… (Should be Boner)

The Senate Majority leader is the onion-fume-and tanning-bed-lovin, middle class hating, John Boehner. The following, however, has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with simple pronunciation and consistency.

Mr. Boehner’s last name is of German decent, and as a result is to be pronounced “Bay-ner.” Well, that’s how it should be pronounced in Germany.

El Guapo posits that it is racist to pronounce Boehners name as “Bay-ner”, as he has somehow managed to convinced an entire gullible nation it is to be pronounced.

Jose, by non-Spanish speakers in the US turns into “Hose A” without apology.  Lupe is, of course, “Loopee.” Juan is “Wan” and so forth.

So, all El Guapo asks for is consistency.  It’s apparently very American to dismiss attempts at pronouncing someone’s name correctly.

Boner you are, sir, and Boner you will remain. Sorry. Anything else, is a racist double standard.

Your handsome and humble servant-

El Guapo

[Photo courtesy: Medill DC]

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