During a rally in Nevada on Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump joked with audiences about the pronunciation of their state’s name.
As it turns out, Trump had his rule of pronunciation a bit backwards:
Trump said “Ne-vah-da” instead of “Ne-vad-a,” prompting a “NO!” from the crowd.
“And you know what I said?,” Trump asked. He attempted to correct the his mistake by mispronouncing the state yet again, prompting the crowd to say “NO!” once more:
I said when I came out here, I said “Nobody says it the other way, it has to be Ne-vah-da. And if you don’t say it correctly” — and it didn’t happen to me, it happened to a friend of mine. He was killed.
A video of the incident was uploaded by Twitter user and Buzzfeed News journalist Jim Dalrymple II.
Nevadans, who treat the pronunciation of their state’s name very seriously, were annoyed. Even Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in:
But Trump needn’t fret too much. Enough people have made the mistake that this educational NBC News segment had to be created:
(H/T Talking Points Memo)