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- From: "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 15:08:41 -0800
I won't say which country, but there, they pronounce my name, Boob!
From: Polhemus, Bill
From: refugio rochin
It's really not a difficult thing, but I find it is a racial carry over
from war with
Or maybe, like just about every other country in the world, Americans tend to pronounce foreign names in a familiar way.
For example, those of my acquaintance who speak Spanish as their first language, tend to pronounce my name “Beel.”
Well, my name isn’t “Beel,” it’s “Bill.” But I look up every time they use my name, even though they mispronounce it. It would never occur to me that their pronouncing my name in the way that’s most comfortable for them, is “racist” or insulting in any other way.
(Word to the wise: Very often our POV says much more about US than about other people).
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