To learn how to say New Zealand leader’s name, just call her

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of Ardern, New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he unwittingly went straight to the top. According to the New Zealand Herald, Tiger Webb of Australia’s ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on Friday, Oct. 20, to find out how Jacinda Ardern pronounces her surname. Webb was transferred to the Labour Party’s offices, and none other than Ardern herself answered the phone. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)


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