HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Say My Name

Posted October 20, 2009 at 11:01am

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) now has some company in the inappropriate-pronunciation-of-one’s-last-name department, courtesy of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).[IMGCAP(1)]At a rally for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign Monday, Lautenberg introduced state Sen. Barbara Buono. Unfortunately, Lautenberg referred to Buono as “Senator Barbara Boner,— PolitickerNJ reports. Lautenberg quickly realized his error and corrected himself, reporter Wally Edge writes. “Surely the slip was unrelated to Buono’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews in the 2008 Democratic U.S. Senate primary,— Edge jokes.For the record, Buono’s last name is pronounced “BWOH-noh.— And just to reiterate, Boehner’s name is pronounced “BAY-nur.—Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.