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01/28/2009 02:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain's Mispronouncers

Senator McCain got a lot of flack Monday for his speech in which he mispronounced the name of the President of Georgia several times, and stumbled over words like "hostility," "sovereignty," and "Asia." It's hard to keep track of all of McCain's mispronunciations, so here's a handy phonetic guide to the actual names and places, and McCain's recent mangling of them!

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili --> Michael Shishkavooney

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin --> Valdemore Pooptin

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev --> Deemartire Madayvbiv

Russia --> Rishur

Georgia --> George's

Ossetia --> Hoss-tits-yeah

Abkhazia --> A-badz-kenya

Ukraine --> Oohkream

Caucasus --> Coccyxus

Gori --> Gooey

UN --> un

NATO --> Neato

The Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline --> [Just grins uncomfortably and then tells a dirty joke about his wife.]

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