“¿Cinco de Cuatro”? Ay carumba.

by editor on May 5, 2009

George W. Bush was pilloried throughout his term by media detractors for his occasional malapropisms and verbal stumbles. One writer even published a collection of W’s gaffes in a book of “Bushisms”.

Will there be a book of Obamisms?

We’re not holding our breath, although there’s probably enough material already after the two-year-long campaign and only 100 days in office.

As the Associated Press reported:

Obama jumbled his words as he welcomed guests to the White House to observe the Mexican holiday, sending the crowd into laughter before he referred to the day correctly.

“Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro—Cinco de Mayo at the White House,” said Obama, in what appeared to be an attempt to note they were celebrating on the fourth of May instead of the fifth.

Cinco de cuatro means “five of four” in Spanish.

During the presidential campaign, Obama acknowledged his Spanish skills weren’t great.

And this is the same guy who last year was “embarrassed” that Americans traveling to Europe could only say, “merci beaucoup.”

Bush wasn’t our most eloquent president, but he at least had passable Spanish skills.

Source: Breitbart.com

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“It’s embarrassing, it’s embarrassing… ” to have obama elected as president of this nation.

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at least obama can speak “austrian”

EricTheRed
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Looks like President Golden Calf’s Teleprompter’s goin’ to summer school for Spanish.

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what a dope

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LOL! I’m so glad I’m not the only one that noticed the “Five of Four” remark.

Obama. LOL!