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Why pronounce it wrongly?! by Munmun on 21 March 2005 5:41pm
Hey everyone
Do any of you get your names mis-pronounced?
I know it's a dumb question, but God, it can be sooo annoying!
I got a call from the bank yesterday and thought they had the wrong number until they spelt my name out and that's when I realised they were asking for me!
How do you solve things like that?!
...You know, my name has such a nice meaning and it's a popular name back home for girls (yes, I'm sure most of you couldn't tell whether I was a boy or girl with a name like Mun-Mun)
That's why I had to semi change it to Mimi
And yes, that's also mis-pronounced half the time too!
What to do?
Sorry everyone, I'm still a bit angry with the bank, they didn't even have any good news for me!
Re: Why pronounce it wrongly?! by groundhog on 21 March 2005 6:30pm

Thank you very much.

Re: Why pronounce it wrongly?! by Spursfan on 21 March 2005 7:43pm
Well, no I don't luckily.

I do get quite cross when people who should know better, i.e. football reporters, call my Turkish team Besiktas (we've got lots of friends there) "Bes-eek-tash" or "even Bes-eek-tas" instead of "Besh-ee-tash"!

I wrote to the BBC, emailed Talksport - it works for a bit then they slip back.

How would they like it if foreign reporters said 'Arse-ol' instead of Arsenal??!! Oh, sorry - that is how you pronounce it hee hee.

Re: Why pronounce it wrongly?! by Ahren on 21 March 2005 7:51pm
Tee-hee!! lol
Re: Why pronounce it wrongly?! by harvey123 on 21 March 2005 8:26pm
With me its not when they pronounce it wrong but when people shorten my name and they dont even know me/or ive told them i prefer nicola not nikki. Its so annoying when you meet people and they always ask "so which do you prefer..Nicola or Nikki?" i always say Nicola only please...AND THEN..low and behold 2 minutes later they call me Nikki AAAARRRGGGHHH :-s

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