Liz Truss has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter after pronouncing the Irish word “Taoiseach” as “tea sock”.
Truss was speaking about overriding the Northern Ireland protocol when she made the blunder.
Irish PM Michael Martin said of the plans: “It represents a new low point because the natural expectation of democratic countries like ourselves, the UK and all across Europe is that we honour international agreements that we enter into.”
When asked about his comments, Truss failed to pronounce the word correctly – and left herself open to criticism on social media.
“I would strongly encourage the Irish tea sock to discuss this with the EU.”
\u201cIf Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and countless other British people/politicians/Royals have shown the basic courtesy of making the effort to pronounce the word "Taoiseach" correctly why not the current UK Foreign Secretary?? #taoiseach #Gaeilge #teasock #teesock\u201d