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How do you pronounce Rod Rosenstein's last name?

How do you pronounce Rod Rosenstein's last name?
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during an event at the Newseum on Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

Since the appointment of Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, reporters have wanted to know one thing.*

Do you pronounce it RosenSTINE or RosenSTEEN?

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Apparently you can pronounce it however you want, the former U.S. attorney for Maryland said at a Newseum event Tuesday.

"So, there's no right answer to that question," Rosenstein told the crowd, gathered for a Law Day commemoration. "My family, my father, pronounces it 'stine.' That's how I pronounce it. But I actually have relatives who pronounce it 'steen,' so I'll answer to either one."

Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post tweeted the news.

A Politico reporter joked that he wanted to get the DOJ involved.

Kayla Epstein of The Washington Post related to the quandary.

The Sun's own Jean Marbella brought the shade, Bawlmer-style.

*Oh yeah, and how's that Russia investigation going?

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