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July 06, 2018

Wait, how does Stephen A. Smith pronounce the word 'meme'?

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Television personality Stephen A. Smith before game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Nonsense-shouting silly man Stephen A. Smith needs an ESPN producer to teach him how to pronounce the word "meme."

The television personality, former Philadelphia Inquirer writer, hater of The Process and employer of cheeseburger metaphors recorded a new podcast Tuesday after the Golden State Warriors signed free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. 

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I would recommend sparing yourself from listening to the entire thing (I certainly didn't), but, uh, if you want to (?), you can do so here. Anyway, thanks to Twitter user @dayonnethedon, we have this little nugget of audio, which shows that Smith has no clue how to say "meme."


I would say it's surprising that a seasoned sports journalist does not know how to correctly pronounce a word so prevalent in the current cultural landscape. Of course, we're talking about this guy: