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‘Travoltify Your Name’ Widget Goes Viral After Oscar Gaffe

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When Travolta introduced Broadway star Idina Menzel’s musical performance of the song “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen,” he instead mumbled out a name that sounded like “Adele Dazeem.” When Travolta introduced Broadway star Idina Menzel’s musical performance of the song “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen,” he instead mumbled out a name that sounded like “Adele Dazeem.”

RICHMOND (WRIC)—Sunday's 86th Annual Academy Awards featured a number of memorable moments, from Ellen DeGeneres' world-record-breaking selfie to Steve McQueen becoming the first black person to win an Oscar for best picture. But a mispronunciation by John Travolta just might be the most talked about part of the night.

When Travolta introduced Broadway star Idina Menzel's musical performance of the song "Let it Go" from the movie "Frozen," he instead mumbled out a name that sounded like "Adele Dazeem."

Click here to "Travoltify" your name!

It didn't take long for fans and critics alike to begin buzzing about the error on social media. #AdeleDazeem was trending on Twitter in no time; so was the alternate spelling, Adele Dazim.

East Coast Radio, @ecr9495, tweeted, "John Travolta had only one thing to do at the #Oscars2014 - & he messed it up spectacularly."

Frank Conniff, @FrankConniff, tweeted, "Some say Americans are apathetic, yet we all came together in collective outrage over John Travolta mispronouncing a name."

Even the Washington Post, @washingtonpost, chimed in tweeting, "Adele Dazeem? The Internet can't let it go."

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But what has really made the innocent gaffe go wild is web magazine Slate's "Adele Dazeem Name Generator." The widget allows users to input their own first and last names, and out comes a "Travoltified" version of the names.

We "Travoltified" the names of your favorite ABC 8 News anchors: Juan Conde is Jan Scone, Christina Feerick is Catriona Feesher, Gene Cox is Graeme Corx, Amy Lacey is Ahmed Lopeez, Kerri O'Brien is Kiera Orteez, Morgan Dean is Morven Doon, Amie McLain is Aimee Mozaleen, Katelyn Sherwood is Katherine Smarnold and Ava-joye Burnett is Aleksander Brazent.

Try out the name generator and share your "Travoltified" name with us on the ABC 8 News – WRIC Facebook page!



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