The reporter paused in the middle of her reporting to evaluate her words and how she'd pronounced them.
Ever wondered how the composed reporters on television go on speaking effortlessly for long-drawn hours? As easy as it might seem to the average viewer, being in front of the camera and relaying the news isn't a walk in the park. To give viewers an insight into the fair share of tongue-twisting action she goes through in her line of work, journalist Ellen Fleming shared the blooper footage from one of her previous coverages.
The video shows the Massachusetts State House reporter for the channel WWLP-22News pausing to evaluate her words and how she'd pronounced them. "New Hampsha... Hampshire?” she repeated as she pondered upon the pronunciation of the state.
The cinematic effect of the confused journalist pausing to repeat New Hampshire went viral over the internet, inspiring netizens to call it pure-meme material. Users across the platform encouraged the reporter to bare her bloopers for the world to see.
Fleming shared the video with the caption: "Sometimes that Boston accent slips out when you least expect it." While many may have chosen to hide such a slip of tongue and pretend it never happened, this journalist felt it was better to own her natural accent when it came rolling out unexpectedly while she was covering for WWLP-22News.
Sometimes that Boston accent slips out when you least expect it pic.twitter.com/urXO2xrQ6E— Ellen Fleming (@EllenFlem) January 12, 2023
Viewers took to the thread to share how they loved Fleming’s carefree attitude of taking the inadvertently funny incident at work like a sport. Many came to her rescue and shared similar sentiments. Twitter user @Adamtrent17 expressed: "I feel your pain, my NY accent comes out sometimes out here in Oregon, and people look at me like I’m crazy, even after 20 years of being away." Meanwhile, another user, @johnguilfoil, wrote: "Probably the most likes I’ve gotten on a tweet lol Ellen don’t change a thing. I’ve been in MA for 20 years and I still order kaw-fee every morning."
With the video going viral across social media platforms, it eventually reached the eyes of the Governor of New Hampshire state as well. He took to Twitter to share his nod over the little accent switch. Governor Chris Sununu shared the video of the journalist writing: "New Hampsha is just fine by us, @EllenFlem."
The governor's tweet won the hearts of many on the internet as people loved the encouraging gesture shared by the state official on his Twitter handle. @MicheleMcPhee sympathized with the video sharing her experience: "When I did Boston radio, management sent me to voice lessons with the great Jordan Rich. Then the Perfect Storm came out and... Mark Wahlberg (also great) but his Boston accent after Hollywood voice lessons? I never went to another lesson. Much to everyone's chagrin I'm sure."
New Hampsha is just fine by us, @EllenFlem 😂 https://t.co/4eSpHg22Hp— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) January 13, 2023
The light-hearted tweet posted on January 13, 2023, has surpassed 13 million views and counting. We're loving this idea of attacking perfectionism by embracing the little flaws. Such little so-called flaws are exactly what make us unique.
January 13, 2023