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How to Pronounce John Boehner

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John Boehner, rhymes with "splainer"

Another question on the reference desk, asked by someone studying for the American Citizenship test. How to pronounce John Boehner. A bit easier than the how to blog question.

I’m always amazed at how complicated English becomes when a non-native speaker is trying to learn the pronunciation rules. “Boehner” is pronounced phonetically like this:

Bay-ner (it rhymes with strainer.

Then she wanted a video clip of someone actually saying it, and this satisfied her.

One of the more interesting questions I had that day, for better or worse.

 

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