Jerry Seinfeld isn’t sure how to pronounce “Worcester,” so he’s going straight to the source to find out.
The comedian and former star of the eponymous hit television show tweeted about his upcoming performances at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Saturday, claiming that his reason for visiting the Massachusetts town is to learn how to properly say and spell its name.
I cannot understand the spelling and pronunciation of Worcester, Mass.
So I’m coming in for 2 shows Saturday night to figure it out.
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) June 2, 2017
“I cannot understand the spelling and pronunciation of Worcester, Mass,” Seinfeld wrote. “So I’m coming in for 2 shows Saturday night to figure it out.”
People were quick to offer up their version of the correct pronunciation, but it looks like not everyone agrees:
think rooster ? but with a “w”.
— Vanessa Simon (@Vanessaebsimon) June 2, 2017
It’s not wooster either, it’s more like calling someone a wuss, then the “sta”. So it’s wuss-sta. (BTW They’re not wusses)
— MrHockeyMan4 (@MrHockeyMan4) June 2, 2017
It rhymes with seltzer.
— Dave Singer (@TheDaveSinger) June 2, 2017
just call it WoooTown and move on
— SJL (@NHBanditOne) June 2, 2017
One person provided this advice, just in case Seinfeld can’t master the word by the end of his stint in Worcester:
Jerry, it’s like those voiceovers at the end of a pharmaceutical commercial. If you say it fast enough, it doesn’t sound bad.
— Matt Malone, S.J. (@Americaeditor) June 2, 2017
Seinfeld will perform his stand-up comedy routine twice on Saturday, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the 9:30 p.m. show and range from $50 to $150.