Carly Fiorina Sure Has an Innovative Way of Pronouncing ‘Massachusetts’


Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr/Creative Commons

Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr/Creative Commons

Speaking in the basement of Manchester’s Millyard Museum ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, failed Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina let slip an inventive way of pronouncing the Granite State’s neighbor to the south, Massachusetts.

“Here’s the truth about Massa-too-setts,” Fiorina when asked by a high school student about Common Core, according to Jezebel. “Some kids in Massa-too-setts get a really good education, and too many kids in Massa-too-setts get a really bad education and it has to do with where you’re growing up.”

Among the lightly attended event’s other highlights was former New Hampshire state representative Marilinda Garcia’s spirited endorsement: “She’s never made me cringe.”

Fiorina, a native Texan, is currently polling at 3 percent in New Hampshire, according to the latest poll conducted by UMass Lowell.

Update: Tuesday, 10:42 a.m.

WGBH Statehouse reporter Mike Deehan passed along this clip from when outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick received a surprise call from President Barack Obama during a segment on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio. Turns out the Commander-in-Chief has the same difficulty.

[h/t Jezebel]