Ms. Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz Mina, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He became the target of criticism and ridicule because of a video clip in which he speaks in English, trying to emulate his British accent.
In the spotlighted post on social networks on September 1, Josefa Gonzalez Blanco mentioned the agreement reached between Mexico and the United Kingdom to recognize the appellation of origin of drinks such as tequila, mezcal, Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey.
The recording is very short, barely 1:40 minutes, but far from the message, what many have noticed is that The diplomat wanted to imitate the dialect used by the BritishSo, at first He said “septemba” when he tried to say september.
This led to many jokes and jokes such as: “It was your aunt who took all 4 seasons of The Crown in one week”, “I’m coming back from living 6 months for money in England”.
They also made some montages and memes with the song ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire, as the vocalization of the singer is similar.
Some have even taken the diplomat’s pronunciation to another level.
The dialect used by Josefa González Blanco is known as Received Pronunciation (RP) which is also known as Queen’s or Oxford English, and is that of the island’s indigenous people, especially Londoners. In its pronunciation, the sound of the letter R is omitted after the sound of a vowel, which is the reason for the “septemba” sounds.
This is not the first time that Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz-Mena has been embroiled in controversy, In December 2018, she became head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnate) but resigned after five months after causing a 38-minute delay on an AeroMexico flight that was to fly from Mexico City to Mexicali, Baja California.
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