A grocery store chain has actually satirized the problem some people seem to have with the pronunciation of its name after President Biden appeared to slip up made by numerous others.
On Friday, the president was going over vaccine circulation at a Pfizer manufacturing center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he stated that his administration’s strategy of sending out vaccines directly to drug stores implies that “in Michigan, that’s currently more than 220 pharmacies like Rite Aid and Meijers”.
But, as some explained on Twitter following the president’s remarks, the Michigan-based grocery store chain is in fact called Meijer – and is not indicated to be plural like Mr Biden pronounced it.
Nevertheless, a great deal of the dispute sided with the president, with numerous revealing that they too describe the grocery store as Meijers.
” I want to see some flash ballot on this. Technically, the president mispronounced Meijer by pluralising it. However it prevails usage for a lot of Michigan folks who might hear it as a statement of solidarity. Ope!” Bridge Michigan press reporter Johnathan Oosting tweeted.
Another person said: “Listen, I understand I will disagree with President Biden on numerous subjects but he is dead-on that it is #Meijers NOT #meijer.”
” Although technically it’s ‘Meijer’, a great deal of individuals improperly say ‘Meijers’ anyhow, so Biden is simply trying to be a real Midwesterner,” someone else wrote.
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The discussion around the correct pronunciation likewise triggered a response from Michigan Guv Gretchen Whitmer, who tweeted: “If there were just vaccines at one Meijer, he would have been inaccurate. However, many Meijer shops have vaccines – lots of MEIJERS.”
In the middle of the debate, the supermarket chose to leap in from its main Twitter account, where the company joked: “Foijr soijme reaijson, peoijple haijve alwaijys haijd trouijble wiijth ouijr naijme.”
The tweet, which has since been liked more than 700 times, was met with amusement, with lots of applauding the company for the entertaining reaction.