Fox News host Tucker Carlson couldn’t pronounce the well-known name of Canada’s capital.
In a clip that went viral on Friday night, Carlson pronounces the word “Ottawa” as “Ot-tow-ah.”
The word “Ottawa” is widely known and easily pronounced by many school-aged children.
The viral clip of Carlson’s slip-up was seen by over 1.3 million people, generating embarrassment that may be difficult for the prominent conservative to live down.
Carlson’s gaffe came on the same episode in which he interviewed Donald Trump, for his first on-air interview since contracting COVID-19.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October 10, 2020
VIDEO: Tucker Carlson can’t say “Ottawa”
Reaction to Tucker Carlson’s gaffe:
"Ottawa" is an Algonquin word, and the emphasis is supposed to be on the second syllable, so he's actually pronouncing it properly. I'd never defend this dude otherwise, but if you're making fun of him, the joke's on you for ignoring and erasing Indigenous language and history. https://t.co/6eskCFjHFp
— Waubgeshig Rice (@waub) October 10, 2020
This is so bad I can’t even repeat it without listening again https://t.co/da115KQY4P
— ArchPundit (@archpundit) October 10, 2020
It’s pronounced Ah-Tah-Wah @TuckerCarlson you ignoramus. Better yet, how about you leave Canada out of your insufferable mouth. (I hear it’s best used suckling at @realDonaldTrump’s teat anyway.) https://t.co/ky6WzmEw0D
— RavenLunatic (@CDNravenlunatic) October 10, 2020
— Ashley (@Smasha23) October 10, 2020