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Graduation speaker goofs on school name

May 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink probably won't be invited back as commencement speaker after getting the University of Central Florida's name wrong.

Graduates interrupted her address with boos and groans Saturday afternoon after Sink, a Democrat, called the University of Central Florida -- "USF" -- at least twice during her remarks. USF are initials of the University of South Florida, which is in Tampa, while Sink was speaking at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

"I think I better just get off the stage right now," Sink, Florida's chief financial officer, joked after the faux pas.

However, she finished her speech to the 1,300 graduates inside the UCF Arena by referring to the school by its full name.

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