Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor was slammed on-line for his try at saying the Queensland Premier’s identify through the AFL grand closing on Saturday evening.
The Australian soccer nice is a polarising determine among the many sport’s passionate followers and is not any stranger to pronunciation scandals.
He was scolded simply final 12 months for making gentle of a participant’s identify whereas committing to his model of Essendon ahead Orazio Fantasia.
So if anybody was going to go for a inventive pronunciation of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s identify, it was probably going to be Taylor. Significantly on this extraordinary 12 months when coronavirus compelled the relocation of the soccer season to the Sunshine State.
Throughout broadcast he known as the Labor chief “Pala-chuck” and triggered a stir on-line.
However it seems he wasn’t too far off.
The proper Polish pronunciation is “Pala-shook”, and never the “Pala-shay” she goes by.
So why has the inaccurate model turn into the usual for the state chief, who’s in search of re-election on Saturday?
The pronunciation was compelled on her father by an Schooling Division official throughout his time working as a trainer within the 1960s.
The identify was too arduous for the youngsters to say, so the choice pronunciation of “Pala-shay” was prompt and it caught.
“I’ve bought three sisters, together with two academics – one a major faculty trainer and the opposite a highschool trainer – and we’ve all saved the pronunciation,” Ms Palaszczuk advised The Australian Monetary Evaluate in 2016.
“I nonetheless do get all these letters from folks saying they aren’t saying my identify accurately.”
The Premier isn’t the one Labor heavyweight to have been on the centre of pronunciation confusion.
Federal Labor boss Anthony Albanese has additionally had various pronunciations of his Italian surname, which he cleared up when he was sworn in as Opposition Chief final 12 months.
And as for the spelling of the Queensland Premier’s surname, political journalists have shared a cheat formulation to make sure it’s recorded accurately — “P-A-L-A-Sydney Zoo-Canberra Zoo-UK”.
Initially revealed as Reality about how one can say ‘Palaszczuk’