Harris-Perry Misprounces Marines’ Semper Fi Motto

by Andrew Johnson

Melissa Harris-Perry wrongly pronounced Semper Fi, the motto of the United States Marine Corps, during a discussion on her show about military members’ despondence in Iraq. She read the motto, short for Semper Fidelis, as “Semper Fee” rather than its correct pronunciation: “Semper Fye.”

“If there is anything that is quintessentially American, it is our military, and their goal can be seen in their very mottos,” the MSNBC host said on her show on Sunday. “The Army’s ‘this we’ll defend,’ or Semper Fi, always faithful, for the Marines.”

Via Newsbusters.