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Veteran British Parliament Member Teaches House of Commons How to Say ‘Chutzpah’ (VIDEO)

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British MP Dennis Skinner tried correcting his colleague's pronunciation of the word 'chutzpah.' Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Veteran British Member of Parliament Dennis Skinner schooled a colleague at the House of Commons on Thursday on the correct pronunciation of “chutzpah,” a Yiddish word that means shameless audacity.

The Leader of the House, Conservative MP Chris Grayling had used the term with a soft ‘ch’ while addressing Parliament on the subject of unions. Skinner, the Labour Party MP for Bolsover, was quick to issue his correction, saying, “it’s not ch-utzpah… It’s h-outzpah!”

The gathered parliamentarians responded with raucous laughter.

Watch Skinner’s comments in the video below:

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