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Can he say it? Canada’s Trudeau confuses web with latest acronym for sexual minorities, 2SLGBTQQIA+

Can he say it? Canada’s Trudeau confuses internet with newest acronym for sexual minorities, 2SLGBTQQIA+


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sparked an internet storm after he used an obscure acronym, 2SLGBTQQIA+, whereas commemorating lacking and murdered members of ethnic and sexual minorities, prompting a collective head scratching.

“Individuals throughout the nation are lighting candles to honour Indigenous ladies, ladies, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who find themselves lacking or have been murdered,” Trudeau tweeted on Tuesday, urging an finish to the “ongoing tragedy.”

The message, nevertheless, gave the impression to be misplaced on a sizeable portion of netizens who struggled to decipher the cumbersome and seldom-used acronym – which stands for: Two Spirit, Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual folks, with a plus-sign added for good measure to cowl any probably ignored teams.

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“I actually do not know what 2SLGBTQQIA+ means,” one perplexed commenter tweeted, whereas one other requested a translation: “I’m asking unironically, what’s 2SLGBTQQIA+?”

Lots of these unfamiliar with trendy wokespeak had been in disbelief that such a convoluted acronym might be an actual factor. One observer urged that Trudeau might need by chance dropped the nuclear codes for NORAD [The North American Aerospace Defense Command]. Extra mundane guesses included a wayward cat strolling throughout the Canadian PM’s keyboard on the mistaken time, an inadvertent reveal of a Wi-Fi password, or a online game cheat code.”

Others questioned Trudeau’s personal understanding of the time period, difficult him to really verbalize it publicly – a feat which may show tough for the Canadian chief, who mangled the much-shorter LGBTQ2+ acronym simply final month.

“I’ll by no means apologize for standing up for LGDP, uh, LGT, LBT…,” Trudeau stammered earlier than an aide helped him. The clip has since gone viral. 

Whereas it stays to be seen if Trudeau will try and utter the difficult tongue-twister in future feedback, some celebrated what gave the impression to be the acronym’s official debut into public house. “The 2SLGBTQQIA+ motion grows stronger by the day. Simply absorbing the facility of the alphabet with no obstruction,” one consumer quipped.

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