Thursday, August 9, 2012

India: Romney's word stumble

The Times of India

Mitt Romney confuses Sikh with 'sheik'

 Confusing the Arabic honorific with the term Sikh, Romney mispronounced it and was found talking about 'sheik' people. Earlier in the day, the Republican spoke correctly of the Sikh religion when he observed a moment of silence at a campaign event in Illinois. But the slip of tongue came at the West Des Moines fundraiser in Iowa. "We had a moment of silence in honour of the people who lost their lives at that sheik temple. I noted that it was a tragedy for many, many reasons," he said referring to his discourse in Chicago.

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