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article imageOp-Ed: Unprofessional White House still can’t spell or say 'Turnbull'

By Paul Wallis     May 8, 2017 in Politics
Sydney - Seems the White House has a problem with the name of the Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull. Like infantile name calling in grade school, the new spellings and pronunciations are truly banal. And unprofessional.
Misspelling the PM’s name is now considered normal for America’s most senior. Australians are fairly used to the fact that the “world’s only super power” doesn’t know where the planet is. We’re getting used to the fact that facts aren’t facts unless they’re fiction, too. You’d expect insects to have more manners, though, than to apparently deliberately take such banal shots at someone like our PM for no obvious reason.
Conveying information is a difficult process. It involves actual thought and occasional consciousness.
So let’s do it in White House speak:
Press mushroom farmer Spawn Scheisser managed to convey Precedent Tmurp’s obvious lack of interest in who he’s talking to with repeated references to Prime Minister Trumble and Trunbull. Sources close to the Shite House reminded co-respondents that Amercians, (particularly rich Amurkians), can’t be expected to have the manners of roadkill. Nor can they be expected to spell anything correctly or pay attention to anything at all, due to the fact that they’re all US college grads.
Australian translation:
The jokes in the States are at it again misspelling PM Turnbull’s name. Not much improvement is expected due to their total lack of class and the usual standard of American education. They’re all college grads, which explains everything else.
Apparently the disease has spread to Reuters, where they successfully turned Malcolm Turnbull in to Brian Trumbull. Reuters is famous for its usual high standard of reportage, and isn’t actually representing a country, so that’s more or less just pathetic, rather than insulting. Reuters also had the decency to correct the mistake.
So – Is it expecting too much for someone in US government to get something right? Obviously it is.
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