While announcing the decision in the civil procedure case Krupski v. Costa Crociere yesterday morning, Sotomayor had trouble with the pronunciation of the defendant company’s Italian name.
“I’m going to ask my colleague Justice Scalia to say it right,” Sotomayor said, according to the Associated Press.
“Kroo-chee-ER-ay,” said the Italian American jurist.
Sotomayor, whose family hails from Puerto Rico, was grateful for the assist.
“Kroo-chee-ER-ay,” the Bronx-born Sotomayor repeated, adding, “I want to put the Spanish accent on it.”