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HOH Name Game: The Tongue-Twister Caucus

HOH's Name Game returns with an edition dedicated to helping you navigate the noms de Congress. Today's subject is the Tongue-Twister Caucus, those members whose multi-syllabic names intimidate even the most erudite observer of the Legislative Branch.  

And many thanks to our friends at the CQ Members desk, who supplied valuable intel on proper pronunciation.  

de-SAWN-yay (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

de-SAWN-yay (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier , D-Calif. — de-SAWN-yay. Not to be confused with the guy who comes next in the list. 

DAY-zhur-lay (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

DAY-zhur-lay (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Scott DeJarlais , R-Tenn. — DAY-zhur-lay. That's DOCTOR DAY-zhur-lay to you.  

   

NAW-geh-bow-er (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

NAW-geh-bow-er (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Randy Neugebauer , R-Texas — NAW-geh-bow-er. Sort of like naugahyde, but not really.  

ow-MU-ah ah-MAH-tah COLE-man RAD-uh-wag-en (Tom Wililams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

ow-MU-ah ah-MAH-tah COLE-man RAD-uh-wag-en (Tom Wililams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen , R-A.S. — ow-MU-ah ah-MAH-tah COLE-man RAD-uh-wag-en. The number of people who speak Samoan worldwide is around 370,000.  

greg-OREO key-LEE-lee ka-MAH-cho sab-LAHN (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

greg-OREO key-LEE-lee ka-MAH-cho sab-LAHN (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan , D-N. Marianas — greg-OREO key-LEE-lee kaMAH-cho sab-LAHN. Get to know him and maybe he'll buy you an apigigi at We, The Pizza.  

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