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WATCH: So, What Do American People Think ‘Buttigieg’ Actually Means?

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Maltese-American US Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making waves in his home country, both for his progressive and millennial-friendly values, as well as his weird surname.

After being talked – and joked – about on a number on talk shows, he’s finally been given the Jimmy Kimmel treatment. The late-night host wanted to not only see how the average American man-in-the-street would pronounce the strange Maltese surname, but also what they thought it means.

(For the record, Buttigieg means owners of chickens, because of course it does)

There’s this kid who thought it means “somebody has an egg on their butt, or something”

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Or this person, who thought it meant “a guy with a nice butt”

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Obviously, we cant ignore this guy who thought Buttigieg was “a weird sexual thing or a place in like, Austria”

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Or this lady who believed it meant “Butt gang… a gang of butts”

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That said, shout out to this one guy who actually pronounced it correctly though

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What do you think Buttigieg sounds like?

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