Is Liz Truss Leaving Cert Biology? Mocked Over Mispronunciation Of Taoiseach As ‘tea sock’
After mispronouncing the Irish word "Taoiseach" as "tea sock," Liz Truss was viciously abused on Twitter.
Truss made the error when discussing overriding the Northern Ireland protocol.
"It signals a new low point," Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin said of the proposals, "because the natural assumption of democratic countries like ourselves, the United Kingdom, and all over Europe is that we uphold international accords that we enter into."
Liz Truss stumbles over Taoiseach & ends up calling the Irish PM a tea sock. pic.twitter.com/Ij50SrN18f— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) June 13, 2022
When challenged about his remarks, Truss mispronounced the word, exposing herself to a social media backlash.
"I would strongly advise the Irish tea sock to discuss with the EU about this."
It wasn't long before folks on Twitter picked up on the mispronunciation and ran with it.