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It's FAH-lay-o-mahv-uh-EN-guh from American suh-MOH-uh

"The chair recognizes the gentleman from American Samolia," Bentivolio began, citing a place that's not quite American Samoa, not quite Somalia and no where on a map.

Bentivolio then reached for Faleomavaega's name. "Mr. Fing…" he began, before asking House staff for advice. What came out sounded a lot like "Mr. Faloomabinga."

Faleomavaega might have spent his five minutes correcting Bentivolio, but only said at the start, "Thank you Mr. Speaker. It's American Samoa."

Bentivolio is a freshman lawmaker who owns several reindeer and plays Santa Claus around the holiday season.

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