Mexico’s ambassador to UK is ridiculed for her British accent


Ms. Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz Mina, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He has become the butt of criticism and ridicule over a music video in which he speaks in English, trying to emulate his British accent.

In the post highlighted on social media on September 1, Josefa Gonzalez Blanco referred to the agreement between Mexico and the United Kingdom to recognize the designation of origin of drinks such as tequila, mezcal, Scottish whiskey and Irish whiskey.

The recording is very short, barely 1h40 of a minute, but far from the message, what many have noticed is that The diplomat wanted to imitate the dialect used by the BritishSo, first of all He said “septemba” when he tried to say September.

This led to many jokes and jokes such as: “It was your aunt who took all 4 seasons of The Crown in one week”, “I just came back from living 6 months for money in England”.

They also made montages and memes with the song ‘September’ from Earth, Wind & Fire, as the vocalization of the singer is similar.

Some have even taken the pronunciation of the diplomat to another level.

The dialect used by Josefa González Blanco is known as Received Pronunciation (RP), also known as Queen’s English or Oxford, and is that of the indigenous peoples of the island, particularly Londoners. In its pronunciation, the sound of the letter R is omitted after the sound of a vowel, which is the reason for the “septemba” sounds.

This is not the first time that Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz-Mena has been embroiled in a controversy, In December 2018, she became head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnate) but resigned after five months after causing a 38-minute delay on an AeroMexico flight that was to connect Mexico City to Mexicali, in the Lower Lower Mainland. -California.

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