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(MSN)   Bipartisan committee of racists fail to correctly pronounce the name of someone called to testify. Difficulty: This is the third time he's testified in front of many of them   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 9:16:11 AM  
Was too lazy to look it up. Is this bipartisan committee even made up of people of different races?
 
2020-10-29 11:39:30 AM  
Pichai is pronounced "pitch" like in baseball and "chai" like the latte - or "pih-chai"

yea, got it right! I suck at foreign names. Hell I have a speech impediment that makes some domestic names hard to say. I don't think I ever properly called my brother-in-law Straut by the proper pronunciation. Boy was I relieved when he announced he was transitioning and would be now going by Jennifer. I can pronounce Jennifer.

/now is it "Sun-dar" or "Soon-dar"?
 
2020-10-29 2:16:16 PM  
If you learned English grammar in school then Pichai should be farking easy, it's pronounced exactly how it is spelled.  As to "Bipartisan committee of racists,"Sen. Roger Wicker is the only one mentioned by name, and he isn't bipartisan.
 
2020-10-29 6:52:38 PM  
We get it subs. BSB, vote fascist.
 
2020-10-29 6:53:28 PM  

Merltech: Was too lazy to look it up. Is this bipartisan committee even made up of people of different races?


It was made up of a wide variety of white male and old, very diverse.
 
2020-10-29 6:53:30 PM  
Naga, naga..., not gonna testify here anymore, lol, amirite guys?
 
2020-10-29 6:56:56 PM  
I wonder when they saw his name did they think that a Pokemon was going to show up?
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-10-29 6:57:36 PM  
'Mmmmmmmmmmerca
 
2020-10-29 6:58:24 PM  
My brain thought his name was Thunder Pikachu at first glance but then I focused.

"Pitch". Got it.

My point is that it didn't take 3 days.

/Why, Yes, I have been playing too much Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX.
//How did you guess?
 
2020-10-29 6:58:41 PM  
Committee fails, subby.

The subject is committee, not racists.
 
2020-10-29 6:58:49 PM  
Since he was mentioned as being too stupid to remember who was testifying, I will express again, fark, and I mean this with the combined rage of 10,000 generations of murder hornets, fark Ron Johnson.
 
2020-10-29 7:01:39 PM  
I wouldn't call Amy Klobuchar a racist. Dull and boring, perhaps.
 
2020-10-29 7:03:20 PM  
This headline brought to you by some asshole who will hopefully shortly no longer be being enabled by Trump.
 
2020-10-29 7:05:05 PM  
Pronouncing a name wrong intentionally is offensive

Pronouncing a name wrong unintentionally is embarrassing the first time but get it goddammed right the second
 
2020-10-29 7:05:12 PM  
None of them should have shown up. This is election interference, pure and simple. It could have been put on hold until after. Nothing can be done in the last few days before the election anyway.
 
2020-10-29 7:06:18 PM  

Boo_Guy: Merltech: Was too lazy to look it up. Is this bipartisan committee even made up of people of different races?

It was made up of a wide variety of white male and old, very diverse.


The committee apparently consists of:
16 white men
8 white women, one of whom is openly LGBT
1 Hispanic male/zodiac killer
1 Asian-American female

Yes, we need more minority and female representation.
But picturing the Senate as an exclusively old white boy club doesn't help the young women and minority folks than need to get elected.

(sorry...I know I'm overthinking what was a one line joke)
 
2020-10-29 7:08:03 PM  
Mispronounce theirs back. Thank you, Senator Robot Wipple, for having me here today.  I appreciate, Senator Rootbeer Witch Chair, that you have questions, and I intend to answer them.

/then release his browser history
 
2020-10-29 7:08:36 PM  
Senator Roger Wicker is the same Mississippi senator who thought there was nothing racist about saying he'd be excited to be on the front row of a public hanging. Because nobody from Mississippi would know how that could have a second meaning. Source
 
2020-10-29 7:09:55 PM  
The difference between "Pitch-Chai" and "Pish-Eye" isn't exactly a deep canyon. It's incorrect, but not exactly a butchering.

"Mr. Pee Shy" may be a bit embarrassing, however.
 
2020-10-29 7:11:34 PM  
That Twitter dude had an impressive COVID beard.
Me, I look like a homeless person.
 
2020-10-29 7:23:00 PM  

Maud Dib: That Twitter dude had an impressive COVID beard.
Me, I look like a homeless person.


Be careful, this documentary shows how much they can change a person.
Kids In The Hall - The Beard
Youtube GeX2ZI5KL3E
 
2020-10-29 7:31:28 PM  

UltimaCS: Senator Roger Wicker


Senator Rumpus Licker
 
2020-10-29 7:37:23 PM  

UltimaCS: Senator Roger Wicker is the same Mississippi senator who thought there was nothing racist about saying he'd be excited to be on the front row of a public hanging. Because nobody from Mississippi would know how that could have a second meaning. Source


Did you read your source?  Wicker isn't the one who made the statement nor is he mentioned in the article accept listed as being in a picture.
 
2020-10-29 7:37:39 PM  
Hell, failing to pronounce a foreign name makes us racists now? Feels bad
 
2020-10-29 7:41:32 PM  

mcsiegs: Pronouncing a name wrong intentionally is offensive

Pronouncing a name wrong unintentionally is embarrassing the first time but get it goddammed right the second


There are some people, lots of people actually, who seem think it's simply literally impossible for them to pronounce a "foreign" name correctly.

I've experienced this many times with my name, which clearly identifies ethnicity, but only has four letters and two syllables.

After five or six rounds of me repeating my name, and usually spelling it, they throw up their hands and give up---and act like it's my fault for being difficult or unwilling to answer to any name that sounds vaguely like my name. And you really don't want to get me started on my last name, which also pretty clearly identifies a certain country (not India), but has more letters. I've actually had people tell me they can't be expected to pronounce it properly.

It's just really rude that you can't be bothered to learn to pronounce my name properly. I once did it back to one of the people who thought I should answer to any similar name and he was furious. He waved away learning my actual name, but it was an OUTRAGE when it happened to him. Middle aged white men do not respond well to being treated the way they treat others.
 
2020-10-29 7:43:39 PM  

Maud Dib: That Twitter dude had an impressive COVID beard.
Me, I look like a homeless person.


Great clipper set on amazon for $9.99 & free shipping.

I bought the set for my son and I back in early April.

I gave myself a #3 buzz cut and was pleasantly surprised I didn't look bad. However, it does project a look like i'm a chemo/radiation patient. But I don't care. Besides, I'm not in the market for a SO, I've never been a drinker (I'm a joker, i'm a smoker, i'm a midnight toker), so there's no point to hit the bars even without covid. 

The purchase has already paid for itself several times over.
 
2020-10-29 7:47:14 PM  

Phins: mcsiegs: Pronouncing a name wrong intentionally is offensive

Pronouncing a name wrong unintentionally is embarrassing the first time but get it goddammed right the second

There are some people, lots of people actually, who seem think it's simply literally impossible for them to pronounce a "foreign" name correctly.

I've experienced this many times with my name, which clearly identifies ethnicity, but only has four letters and two syllables.

After five or six rounds of me repeating my name, and usually spelling it, they throw up their hands and give up---and act like it's my fault for being difficult or unwilling to answer to any name that sounds vaguely like my name. And you really don't want to get me started on my last name, which also pretty clearly identifies a certain country (not India), but has more letters. I've actually had people tell me they can't be expected to pronounce it properly.

It's just really rude that you can't be bothered to learn to pronounce my name properly. I once did it back to one of the people who thought I should answer to any similar name and he was furious. He waved away learning my actual name, but it was an OUTRAGE when it happened to him. Middle aged white men do not respond well to being treated the way they treat others.


I have a very traditional two-syllable English first name that isn't very popular in the US, and it gets butchered all the time.
 
2020-10-29 7:48:12 PM  

sprgrss: UltimaCS: Senator Roger Wicker is the same Mississippi senator who thought there was nothing racist about saying he'd be excited to be on the front row of a public hanging. Because nobody from Mississippi would know how that could have a second meaning. Source

Did you read your source?  Wicker isn't the one who made the statement nor is he mentioned in the article accept listed as being in a picture.


Technically correct (the best kind of correct). Sen. Wicker didn't make that comment, but he defended the senator who did (Hyde-Smith).
 
2020-10-29 7:49:54 PM  

endin: Hell, failing to pronounce a foreign name makes us racists now? Feels bad


Failing once is reasonable. Twice is happenstance. After 3 days and hours of questioning, it's intentional.
 
2020-10-29 7:53:28 PM  

Phins: mcsiegs: Pronouncing a name wrong intentionally is offensive

Pronouncing a name wrong unintentionally is embarrassing the first time but get it goddammed right the second

There are some people, lots of people actually, who seem think it's simply literally impossible for them to pronounce a "foreign" name correctly.

I've experienced this many times with my name, which clearly identifies ethnicity, but only has four letters and two syllables.

After five or six rounds of me repeating my name, and usually spelling it, they throw up their hands and give up---and act like it's my fault for being difficult or unwilling to answer to any name that sounds vaguely like my name. And you really don't want to get me started on my last name, which also pretty clearly identifies a certain country (not India), but has more letters. I've actually had people tell me they can't be expected to pronounce it properly.

It's just really rude that you can't be bothered to learn to pronounce my name properly. I once did it back to one of the people who thought I should answer to any similar name and he was furious. He waved away learning my actual name, but it was an OUTRAGE when it happened to him. Middle aged white men do not respond well to being treated the way they treat others.


Gringos just have horrible manners. Some, I assume, are nice people and don't act like they were raised by wolves. It's not just about the attitude most will take when having to pronounce a foreign word, it's things like pointing at food that is unfamiliar and making yuck sounds. No one is familiar with every type of food. But it is universal good manners to not do that when you are a guest somewhere. My old man had a gringo colleague do that during a business dinner with clients. The gringo and my dad were trying to *sell* these people not buy. Manners aside, if you are gonna be rude, be the guy that is buying. The people on the sales side need to farking shut up and eat the local food your clients arranged. Or at least fake an allergy or some other reason to politely avoid it. Don't farking call it gross while they are sitting there.
 
2020-10-29 8:17:23 PM  

tjsands1118: Pichai is pronounced "pitch" like in baseball and "chai" like the latte - or "pih-chai"

yea, got it right! I suck at foreign names. Hell I have a speech impediment that makes some domestic names hard to say. I don't think I ever properly called my brother-in-law Straut by the proper pronunciation. Boy was I relieved when he announced he was transitioning and would be now going by Jennifer. I can pronounce Jennifer.

/now is it "Sun-dar" or "Soon-dar"?


How to Pronounce Sundar Pichai? (CORRECTLY)
Youtube kzjOpibh_oY
 
2020-10-29 8:38:20 PM  

aleister_greynight: If you learned English grammar in school then Pichai should be farking easy, it's pronounced exactly how it is spelled.  As to "Bipartisan committee of racists,"Sen. Roger Wicker is the only one mentioned by name, and he isn't bipartisan.


THIS. Grammar and spelling is the only thing I got straight A's in.
 
2020-10-29 8:52:05 PM  
kbronsito:

I'm sure you're just intentionally trying to get a rise out of people (anybody who says gringos 5 times in 1 post pretty much has to be)but I'll bite anyway.

Not only is your post bad manners, but it's actual racism (unlike pronouncing people's names incorrectly)

Replace gringos (which is a derogatory word) with the N word and this post would've been deleted in about .2 seconds.

Referring to all white people as gringos and saying things like "I assume they weren't all raised by wolves" isn't edgy or cool or a way to fight back against the man.   It's simply racist and prejudiced.

Ignorance is a bad look, no matter who you're prejudiced against.
 
2020-10-29 8:55:49 PM  
If that happened to me, I'd immediately purposefully mispronounce these douchebags names in my response.  Hello Mr Ron Joneston.
 
2020-10-29 9:10:30 PM  

endin: Hell, failing to pronounce a foreign name makes us racists now? Feels bad


The name is not hard to figure out how to pronounce unless you're just stupid.
 
2020-10-29 11:57:37 PM  

endin: Hell, failing to pronounce a foreign name makes us racists now? Feels bad


That is the precedent which has been set, and echoed here on Fark, most recently with a Republican idiot mispronouncing (assumed to be intentionally), Kamala Harris' name.  Given that these individuals failed to properly clarify and/or pronounce a name of someone testifying in front of them, for the third time, the same determination is readily available for usage here.

The lack of pure fire in the comments is likely due to this not being about the likely future VP, and because it was a bipartisan group who failed to appropriately pronounce the name rather than just a Republican idiot from a Southern state.
 
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