If only there were someplace these weak minded snowflakes could go where people would recognize their name and know how to pronounce it. That would be a winning proposition for all of us.
I watched a TV court case. The plaintiff was suing a baker for misspelling her daughter's name on a birthday cake she had purchased. She was in a rush when she picked it up from the baker and didn't check it while there. But after arriving home, she was mortified to see the name on the cake misspelled. She wanted not only a refund for the cake - which they ate at the party - but a ridiculous "punitive" judgment as well (I think she wanted $500).
The daughter had a common name, but a wildly uncommon spelling. The mom made a point to the judge that it really sets her off when someone misspells the name. She lost the case and the judge gave her some advice - if you're going to give a child a common name with an uncommon spelling, get used to people misspelling it.
The daughter had a common name, but a wildly uncommon spelling. The mom made a point to the judge she it really sets her off when someone misspells the name. She lost the case and the judge gave her some advice - if you're going to give a child a common name with an uncommon spelling, get used to people misspelling it.
-A bunch of non-English
To be fair they can't pronounce English words correctly, either. Guess we're all racist together.
I have a four-letter last name. It has a long Euro-American history. Yet it is invariably mispronounced every time someone pronounces it for the first time. My response? Call me anything you want, just don't call me late for dinner. :)
That means everyone I meet is racist because I have an Americanized Lithuanian name that people rarely pronounce. And the teachers always do the same for me and I just tell them "Here!" I don't get offended like this racist moron.
seriously how hard is it to correct people who mispronounce your name? most of the time they don't mean to be a dick and just don't know the correct pronunciation
Names are clearly too triggering. It's only fair and just that all people get numbers and be referred to by those numbers
What else would a "leading voice on race in America" say? Professional victims will claim anything to keep their profiles up. Does she have empathy for a half-Kraut with a W in their middle name?
I met a working class 15 year old who could pronounce any name. He read a lot but only international football and he watched it too so he knew the correct pronunciation. I was reading middle eastern modern history and he was invaluable.
If anyone knows who Mr. Biffo is, one of the more minor reasons I chose not to follow his more recent work (the main one being his tendency towards accepting mainstream media narratives more or less wholesale) was because of the fact that I once saw in the comments on his site someone being called a racist because they'd made the mildest possible joke about Anita Sarkeesian having a difficult-to-spell name.
In fairness, it's not Biffo's fault what commenters say to one another, but it was just one example of something I saw on there that made me somewhat dispirited about the kind of of audience Biffo was attracting - or actively cultivating - and because I didn't want to become disillusioned with yet another person whose work I'd once had great respect for, I tapped out and made a point of not visiting his site.
I appreciate that this is only tangentially related to the subject at hand, but it reminded me about how many people I've disconnected from recently due to some issue relating to over-sensitivity.