Dick Pope responds to 'Dick Poop' Oscars nomination: 'I don't know what trending means'

Cinematographer suffered a spectacular mispronunciation at Oscars announcement

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Yesterday, everyone on the internet reverted to being five years old, laughing and banging their legs when Academy President Cheryl Boone announced that "Dick Poop" had been nominated for a Cinematography award.

She quickly corrected herself to Mr Turner cinematographer Dick Pope, but Twitter had already run with it, and Dick Poop was soon trending.

USA Today has since caught up with the 68-year-old, to see what he made of the botching of his impressive achievement.

"You know what, I have been called a lot worse in my time," he said. "I don't think twice about anything like that. I am happy to be nominated."

He added that it is far from the first time his name has accidentally become scatological.

"You don't need to explain it to me," he said. "I have had it explained one hundred times. I feel sorry for the lady who made the mispronunciation."

Of the internet reaction to the gaffe, he continued: "I have never been on Twitter and I don't know what trending means. I am completely naïve.

"All I know is that I have a lot of e-mails here saying I am trending on Twitter. They might as well be saying I am landing on the moon, as far as I am concerned."

It really wouldn't be the Oscars without a mispronunciation, last year's being John Travolta introducing Frozen's Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem".