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Baseball MVP can’t pronounce ‘meme,’ therefore becomes a meme

This was not Harper's finest moment of 2015.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 20, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:06 pm CDT

Washington Nationals outfield Bryce Harper had a fantastic 2015 season, hitting .330, with a league-leading 1.109 OPS, blasting 42 home runs, and recording 99 RBIs and 118 runs scored.

But all of that baseball talent doesn’t necessarily make one Internet-savvy, especially when it comes to knowing how to pronounce the word “meme.” In the standard pronunciation—correct me if I’m wrong—it rhymes with “team” and “seem.” That, however, is not how Harper says it, and in the process, he might have turned himself into one.

Twitter users immediately weighed in with their opinions of Harper’s interpretation.

And the ultimate question.

H/T Fansided | Photo via Keith Allison/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 20, 2015, 1:32 pm CST