Following the latest mispronunciation of Jeremy Hunt’s surname, he’s appealed for people to stop it, claiming “It’s not funny.”
The people beg to differ.
St Credulous University’s Linguistic expert, Ian Napton, took a closer look at the phenomena in order to see why this kept happening to Jeremy Hunt.
“We looked at a whole bunch of Hunt’s, all with different first names and none of them reported ever being called a C**t, even those named Michael. So we considered whether it was the arrangement of vowels and consonants that was causing the problem but again, Berkshire, Barclay, Duncan, Seymour, Peter and Fox didn’t seem to cause the problem.“
“My colleague thought it might have been the Christian name, Jeremy, that was the issue. After examining a range of Jeremy’s; Clarkson, Beadle, Paxman, Corbyn, Kyle, Vine and Ron, there seemed to be a developing theme.”
We realised we had found what we were looking for all along. The reason people kept mispronouncing Jeremy Hunt’s last name was because he was one. Mr Hunt confirmed the hypothesis, explaining “It happened when I was a child, both at school and at home.”
Ian said, “We have a classic example of nominative determinism. The next question is, did his parents know he was one before they named him, or did he become one over time? If we can answer that there’s a Noble Prize in this.”
Ironically, his rival for the Tory Leadership appears to share the same name.