*Move over Nigella Lawson. Someone has given your “mee-cro-WAH-vay” pronunciation of microwave a run for its money.
Motown legend Smokey Robinson recently recorded a Hanukkah message for a woman who used to live on his street in Detroit. Jeff Jacobson and his brother used the Cameo app – which allows people to purchase short, personalized video shout-outs from celebrities – to send the message as a gift to their mom.
Smokey just destroyed the pronunciation of Hanukkah and Twitter is tickled. The script apparently used Hanukkah’s traditional alternate spelling of Chanukah, because Smokey didn’t just pronounce the “c-h” part, he put emphasis on the wrong syllables.
“…they wanted me to wish you happy Cha-NOO-ka,” he told Jacobson’s mom, Margo, in the video.
Smokey got wind of his faux pas and asked Jacobson for a “do-over.”
in the spirit of 2020, I’m gonna need a do-over! Please DM me your mother’s phone number so we can try this again
— Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) December 15, 2020