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Japanese Men Struggle to Say 'Massachusetts'

In this clip from the popular Japanese comedy game show, Gaki No Tsukai, contestants hilariously attempt to pronounce the U.S. state Massachusetts while acting out a scene from an old school detective movie.



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Actually, most Americans can't say the word "Aluminium" either!

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It sounds like " Massage your assets"

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Actually, most Americans can't say the word "Aluminium" either!
I've always wondered about the "proper" spelling of the element.

I guess the colonies decided to "simplify" the spelling: like color vs. colour, mold vs. mould, so it is with aluminum vs aluminium.
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It sounds like " Massage your assets"
Must be a new Wall Street phrase to get more "return" from one's assets

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I've always wondered about the "proper" spelling of the element.

I guess the colonies decided to "simplify" the spelling: like color vs. colour, mold vs. mould, so it is with aluminum vs aluminium.
You have a state called "Massachusetts", and the word "colour" has to have the spelling simplified?!
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You have a state called "Massachusetts", and the word "colour" has to have the spelling simplified?!
I was wondering the same about the state of Mississippi as well.
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