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1,377 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Tiggerbob

Do people always screw up saying your last name?


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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 6:50:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha oh yes. A long Dutch name...why do people always think it's French?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 6:55:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
nope, i have an easy last name
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 6:56:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah...some teachers have messed up..
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 12:16:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, quite a bit.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 12:18:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
americans
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 12:19:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes, it's 11 letters long
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 12:20:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's only three letters long.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 12:31:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Same here forko. No one can say it right the first time.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 1:52:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
Mine's pretty simple.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/23/03 - 2:09:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well not really but my last name is a first name and people always try to call me that. it's rather annoying.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/25/03 - 9:53:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Mine is only four letters and it is slaughtered all of the time. That and they get the nationality wrong all of the time. People usually think it is asian.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/25/03 - 9:53:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
YES, and it is said just like it sounds too! My last name is SO EASY to not f*ck, that people always manage to do it anyways!
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/25/03 - 9:57:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they do it constantly. I eventually changed the pronountiation to something easier, and more simpler
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/25/03 - 10:26:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
i have the same problem as TheWanderer. it's doubly annoying because it's a common english word, but people always seem to spell and pronounce it like the german translation, which is more common as a last name.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/25/03 - 10:41:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can think of maybe 4 or 5 people in my life that DIDN'T royally screw it up. I think the only people that have ever gotten it right are non-Americans, because the long-voweled English pretty much insures that it will be pronounced incorrectly.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/9/03 - 11:26:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not before I was married... but no one can pronounce my new last name now, ROFL.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/9/03 - 11:35:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
here where i live is italian and they cant say my first name, so i get screwy names...and elsewhere the screw up my surname....At airport they called me several times on speaker....but i didnt realise it cos they said such a screwy surname
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 10:46:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
im filipino. the five letter last name is meant to be easy, but no one pronounces it right.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 10:48:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, My last name isn't even complicated but they still manage to say it wrong.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 10:48:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
saying it..no

spelling it..yes

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 10:53:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they often do, but I don't really understand why--my last name is Pitcock, and it's pretty much spelled phonetically. I don't see how it's possible to mess that up, but I commonly get anything from "Peacock" to "Pictock" to anything in between.

It's going to be even worse when my fiance and I get married. His last name is Doneske, which people *always* have a problem both pronouncing and spelling.

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 10:56:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
allllllll the time.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 11:04:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Doneske isn't all that bad, my bf's last name is Hawes, and yeah, it's said like "whores" lol so yeah all the bastards think its awesome and start teasin him
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 11:10:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's hyphenated, and the hyphen really throws people off for some reason.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/30/03 - 11:13:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
In America, Hawes would be pronounced "Hahhz," like "ha," as in the word representing laughter, but plural...so it wouldn't be as bad here.

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