lnardozi 61862 (10/29/2013)
My standard reply when they mispronounce my name the third time is, "It's okay, I know stupid people can't pronounce it."
Whip THAT one out in an important meeting and see who's crushed. People mispronounce your name deliberately to assert dominance over you. Usually they're incompetents who replace understanding with aggression. I'm nice to everyone that's nice to me, but if you want to be the boss you better BE the boss.
That may occasionally be the case, but more often it is not. Trying to put someone down for mispronouncing one's name could easily be interpreted as a 'power play' also.
It's good to try to pronounce people's names correctly but outside of your regular contacts, it's not hard to get some wrong.
Sometimes a name is not pronounced as it is spelled: Ray Davies of the Kinks says his name is pronounced as 'Davis'. How many people get that wrong?
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