The article is talking about AIG and how they want to sue the U.S. Government.
Hubby: Well, what is it? Even if I know the meaning of it I can't pronounce it because they put these marks over two little oo's with a little scoop mark over it. What does that mean?
Di: They are telling you the sound that the 'u' makes, and I have no idea what the little sign means. I do know that two oo's can have different sounds. Like the oo's in broom or the oo sound in cook.
The word chutzpah means gall, arrogance, audacity; so they are saying that AIG has a lot gall to want to sue the US Government after we bailed their butts out.
English was never my strong point. Still isn't, so I don't get the two little oo's with the scoop thing above it.
Di: Yep. Now that you've looked up the word meaning you have to look up the 'oo' meaning. Gotta love the English language.