So, are we supposed to use the Spanish pronunciation, so-toe-my-OR, or the natural English pronunciation, SO-tuh-my-er, like Niedermeyer? The president pronounced it both ways, first in Spanish, then after several uses, lapsing into English. Though in the best “Pockiston” tradition, he also rolled his r’s in Puerto Rico.
By the way, can anyone point me to the video of the 1990 Saturday Night Live skit with Jimmy Smits where the news staff were doing ridiculously exaggerated pronunciations of “Neek-o-rah-gwa” and the like? I can’t find it online or on DVD.