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May 29, 2015 1:34 pm

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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  • Julian Clovelley

    Dennis Skinner has long been one of the great speakers in the British Parliament

    The best speech of his on YouTube is the speech he made on the death of Margaret Thatcher – He sat opposite her for many years in the House of Commons. He has always spoken from the heart remains a very funny speaker now in his eighties