Carlson pronounced it “Ah-Tah-Wa” in a section criticizing Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. The anchor recommended the California senator didn’t know American historical past as a result of she spent a few of her teenage years north of the border.
Take a look at the clip right here:
Ottawa Metropolis Councillor Tim Tierney tweeted a “how one can pronounce Ottawa?” video in response to Carlson’s model:
As a metropolis councillor in A-Ta-Wa… Proud to be in the perfect metropolis in North America, even whether it is really pronounced Ottawa.
Take observe right here : https://t.co/TrgZutPonw
— Tim Tierney (@TimTierney) October 10, 2020
And whereas the vast majority of social media customers mocked Carlson over his obvious gaffe, some recommended it may have been on objective, given his repeated mispronunciation of Harris’ identify previously.
If you happen to’re ever experiencing impostor syndrome, keep in mind how assured Tucker Carlson was when he pronounced the phrase Ottawa.
— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) October 10, 2020
Tucker Carlson being blind to how one can pronounce Ottawa and, somewhat than taking two-seconds to be taught, merely making it up and pretending that is the best way it’s, isn’t any completely different from how he approaches and delivers each different bit of information on his present.
— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) October 10, 2020
Mispronunciation of Canada’s capital metropolis apart, I like how Tucker Carlson refers to it as “a spot known as” Ottawa as if it is some distant kingdom that exists in some faraway realm which you can solely get to on the again of a luck dragon or one thing.
— Lifeless Sea Squirrel (@the_ns) October 10, 2020
I simply heard Tucker Carlson pronounce “Ottawa”.
My eyes actually bugged out of my head. I despise the man, however he isn’t *silly*.
How has he gone this lengthy with out listening to anybody say “Ottawa”?
— Bash! 🌹 25 Days (@the_bashjackson) October 10, 2020
I did my undergraduate diploma on the College of Ottawa. I couldn’t be extra offended by the best way Tucker Carlson butchers the identify of our superior capital metropolis.. https://t.co/nXNimyuMMi
— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) October 10, 2020
alas… I’m going to pronounce Ottawa like Tucker Carlson any longer
— navneet alang (@navalang) October 10, 2020
How on earth did little Tucker Carlson get so far in his life as a Information individual – and I stress the phrase Information – with out ever studying or listening to the pronunciation of Ottawa-!? Perhaps he’s not as Newsish as has been alleged. https://t.co/V8hDUfsflG
— TrumpMismanagementCo (NYSE: SYSTEMICAL) (@co_trump) October 10, 2020
Tucker Carlson is aware of how one can pronounce “Ottawa.” He is been purposely mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ identify repeatedly for the final 2 months. Maybe I am incorrect, however I took this as an try to attempt to play off that along with his viewers. https://t.co/8KuMkxJMR2https://t.co/1QVoCWSiPM
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) October 10, 2020
Tucker Carlson isn’t THAT dumb.
He is aware of how one can pronounce “Ottawa.”
He’s doing this for impact.
What impact he’s making an attempt to attain… that’s one other matter. https://t.co/ilk7ZPFmRS
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) October 10, 2020
How may Tucker Carlson by no means have heard the phrase “Ottawa” pronounced? I suppose on prime of the whole lot else he’s not a hockey fan. https://t.co/wyHs7n3gpF
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) October 10, 2020
One other person famous that whereas he didn’t suppose Carlson really knew any higher, he might need inadvertently gotten one thing proper.
“Ottawa” is an Algonquin phrase, and the emphasis is meant to be on the second syllable, so he is really saying it correctly. I might by no means defend this dude in any other case, however when you’re making enjoyable of him, the joke’s on you for ignoring and erasing Indigenous language and historical past. https://t.co/6eskCFjHFp
— Waubgeshig Rice (@waub) October 10, 2020
I ought to add that I am not from Algonquin territory and this is not my language, however I do know this from beforehand residing there and being conversant in the group. Additionally, I’d by no means assume this dude knew the correct pronunciation. That was clearly a fluke.
— Waubgeshig Rice (@waub) October 10, 2020