April 15, 2019 / 7:47 PM / 8 days ago

Speaker Pelosi gets OOORRRDDEERR tips from British counterpart Bercow

Combination image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holding the speaker's gavel inside the House Chamber (L) and Speaker of the House John Bercow (R). REUTERS/Leah Millis/Reuters TV

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday she had received coaching tips from her British Parliament counterpart John Bercow on how to say his trademark OOORRRDDEERR holler.

Bercow’s flowery-yet-feisty style during Brexit debates has made him something of a cult figure among global television news audiences and on Brexit-following social media.

“We have met with the speaker and learned how to say OORRRDDDEEERRRR,” Pelosi told an audience at the London School of Economics as she got a group of colleagues that had traveled with her to mimic Bercow’s style.

Reporting by Marc Jones; Editing by Toby Chopra

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