Former Commission on Elections (Philippines) chairman Benjamin Abalos has been criticized by Filipinos worldwide for mispronouncing the word “hamburger.” Instead of pronouncing the “g” as in go, goat, or goal, he pronounced it as “j” as in jar, jam, jug. In short he said “hamburjer.”
The video of Abalos mispronouncing the word “hamburger” is uploaded at yotube, yutube, utube, youtobe, youtube and has gained a certain degree of popularity, that I think Abalos should think about making it a tag line in his campaign and have the word “Abalos Hamburjer for _” printed in t-shirts, and other campaign materials. This way perhaps people will be quickly remember him:-)
This reminds me of the movie Pink Panther, where Steve Martin played a French police inspector, Inspector Clouseau. In this short youtube video clip, Steve Martin was trying to pronounce the sentence “I would like to buy a hamburger.” If you haven’t seen the movie, watch the clip and you will find yourself laughing your lungs out. So who is more funny, Steve Martin or Chairman Abalos ? Cast your vote and drop me your comment !