Melbourne, June 3 : An Australian MP was left red-faced after he substituted the word 'organism' for 'orgasm' while speaking in Parliament.
What's worse is that Liberal MP Jason Wood, who was supposed to be talking about 'genetically modified organisms', didn't realise the slip-up and repeated the word, reports News.com.au
While talking to the Parliament in support of a motion moved by fellow Liberal Russell Broadbent during the adjournment debate, raising concerns about genetically modified crops.
He said: "I support the member for McMillan's call for the government to conduct an independent broad-ranging scientific investigation into the genetic modification of food and biotechnology to assess not only the health of the crops and the food, but also the potential for contamination, the commercial implications for Australian primary industry, and the benefits and risks associated with genetically modified orgasms, orgasms."
The La Trobe MP, who did not have the hallmarks of a great orator, sounded a little confused about the word, so tried pronouncing it two ways, but ended up pronouncing the same twice
Later in the speech he did refer to "genetically modified organisms."
However, fortunately for Wood, who hails from Melbourne's outer east, he gave his orgasm speech at the time when the house was almost empty.