It seems that just because you work for a Nobel laureate doesn’t imply you truly know how to pronounce the word “Nobel.”
President Joe Biden’s busy day was discussed by press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during the White House press conference on Monday. In order to boost “the U.S. government’s effort to combat rape as a weapon of war,” Obama had already issued the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.
Then, he “met with three U.S. winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize: Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Dr. John Clauser, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics; and Dr. Douglas Diamond, who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.”
“The president is restarting an important tradition that just like — just like he does for winning sports teams, as you have seen him do in the past 20 months or so, the president meets with U.S. winners of the Nobel Prize.”
“Their achievements show how taking on the biggest questions can establish new fields of inquiry, promote technology, innovation, and expand the boundaries of what is possible,” she continued. “Their work is a reminder of why the president often says that the — America can be defined by one word, and you all know that word that he uses is ‘possibilities.’”
Karine Jean-Pierre, meantime, was only uttering the word “noble.” Not “Nobel,” as in:
Jean-Pierre calls the Nobel Prize the "Noble Prize" four times. pic.twitter.com/Zw0TRNxqiz
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 28, 2022
Just to be clear, this is how you should phrase it:
Evidently, similar to the press secretary and the president. Here is the pertinent portion of Monday’s news briefing so you can see how frequently she mispronounced words without ever actually catching the landing:
Keep in mind that Jean-Pierre previously worked for a Nobel laureate’s campaign and administration: Barack Obama, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 in recognition of winning an election.
As her bio page at Columbia University noted, she “served as the Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she worked on the Obama for America campaign in 2008 as the Southeast Regional Political Director.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
I mean, in fairness, Obama’s Nobel Prize was finally the point where the world realized just how debased and insane the process of selecting the peace-prize winner really was.
The awardees Biden met with on Monday had to actually do something to earn the honor, so maybe Jean-Pierre figured it was different.
Or maybe it’s just that Jean-Pierre was proving the press secretary apple doesn’t fall far from the presidential tree, considering her boss’ very public problems with public speaking CONTINUE READING…