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Barack Obama Hilariously Struggled Through Pronouncing “Mississauga

And yet, all Canadians know how to say Mississippi.

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During the customary speechifying at the state dinner for Justin Trudeau, Obama spoke of visiting Canada before he became president with his family.

In addition to going to Burlington, Toronto, and Niagara Falls, he said he went to Mississauga.

Or, as he called it, Miss-iss-swa-aa-ga.

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Yikes.

Mississauga is cool with it, though.

It's all good! It happens to the best of us @BarackObama...#Mississauga https://t.co/cjl1JPk5F2

  1. Just to make sure we're all clear, how do you pronounce Mississauga?

    Miss-siss-aw-gah
    Miss-iss-swa-aa-ga
    Miss-iss-aw-gwa

Barack Obama Hilariously Struggled Through Pronouncing “Mississauga

Come on.

It is Miss-siss-aw-gah, obviously.

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Duh.

It is Miss-siss-aw-gah, obviously.

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