Mispronouncing students names is now microaggression (!)

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  1. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll just toss out the stereotypical ones.

    Lemonjello
    La-ah(pronounced Ladashah)
    Any other name that looks like it's a random grab of letters out of a scrabble bag.
     
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    So should I now sue my province for everyone who called me Gabriel instead of Gavriel? :rolleyes:
     
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    Or a shampoo bottle.
     
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    There's a difference if people mispronounce it on accident or on purpose though. Usually the latter is done by overly aggressive high school sports coaches.
     
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    Those were sarcastic. People always claim "One time I ran into....insert one of those names. In reality it's not that hard to sound out a name. It's no worse than trying to pronounce Eastern European last names.
     
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    Ya. Or just ask people how to pronounce.
     
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    The only Key and Peele that I actually like.
     
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    Love that skit. It was shown to me by my brother, A-A-Ron (who is a high school teacher himself in L.A. and gets to deal with pronouncing names correctly every school year.)
     
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    I feel for the Polish. Probably one of the groups who suffer the worst from this type of "micro-aggression".
     
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    What do you mean? Kowalski is easy to pronounce.:D
     
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    They probably suffer micro-aggression every time they enter a nail salon.:p
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    Except the first name might be Przemysław.
     
  16. yaxomoxay thread starter Suspended

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    as a teacher I would be f-cked. I can't even pronounce "three" differently than "tree".
     
  17. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    That's when you just make it a joke. "What's up Coleslaw?"
     
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    What and actually have a cultural micro-exchange? Aggression is better, cause they should integrate by changing their names, religion, choice of clothing, diet and all that other stuff to enjoy America's "freedom". :cool:
     
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    I once had a Monyqqe convinced that her name was pronounced "Monet" (a-la painter).
     
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    Are you Quebecois?
     
  21. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I would say that as Monique.
     
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    Italian by birth, Texan by choice :)

    I can pronounce Limoncello and especially the brand Buitoni (it's Boo-ee-toe-nee and NOT Be-you-toe-ney)
     
  23. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    If only Ellis Island took immigrants in still. /sarcasm

    "What's your last name?"
    "Wzchenkilopa."
    "I don't know how to spell that. It's Wilson from here on out."
     

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