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Foreigners called my name more perfectly than my countrymen pronounces .

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  • 2
    Lucky. My native colleagues mispronounce my name every time, and my Indian colleagues call me "kali." I'm pretty sure the latter is equal parts phonetic difference and shade.
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    @SortOfTested now I'm confused.

    What's your first name?

    And wasn't Kali the destroyer of evil and pure badass? Why shade... ?
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    @IntrusionCM
    They know it's not right, but they keep doing it. Don't even make an effort.
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    Well... My name is trivial.

    What's not so trivial sometimes is the nickname mama... (Yes… as in mom).

    It's funny how some people are triggered by that. Led to quite comedy-dramatic situations now and then.

    @SortOfTested OK. Makes sense i think. Though I find if funny somehow.
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    @IntrusionCM
    Given the lengths I've gone to to learn how spray out names like srinistava, ranganathan/murthy, kathyayini, it's just kind of irritating in terms of a lack of reciprocity.
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    @SortOfTested *head - table* I completely forgot how trouble some indian names can be
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    @SortOfTested Indians are the one who actually tries to pronounce a word correctly than any other nations would do with an unknown . The person who called my name perfectly was not colleague but a senior of the company . And that brought a smile onto my face .
    Edit : I am an Indian. The senior was from San Diego .
    Now you can understand .
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    I don't think anyone is calling me by my name anymore.. o.O
    I know of 5+ regular nicknames coworkers use + various one timers they decided are not so great + different official name variations based on country of customers.. ooh, come to think of it, some Israelis actually call me by my birth name & pronounce it very well too! (:
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    Microsoft autocorrects my name which usually just adds to the confusion.
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