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Er.. How do you pronounce this surname.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DailyGeek, 25 May 2006.

  1. DailyGeek

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    Cladingboel

    I have to make a phonecall tomorrow and I hate guessing the pronounciation of people's names :\

    Sorry for a slighty lame thread, but any help would be appreciated! :)
     
  2. POB

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    Clading bowl ?
     
  3. DailyGeek

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    I was thinking that.

    Everytime I say it I want to say it in a South African accent.

    Cleedingberrl :p
     
  4. POB

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    You need to say it posh. Should cover it.
     
  5. RandomTom

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    Klay-Dy-Ng-Boh-Hell

    obv. (/previous response sounds right) :p
     
  6. iCraig

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    Clay ding bow ell.

    Don't be scared of asking how to pronounce their name, they won't be offended. They might be offended however if you guess it incorrectly.
     
  7. Sparky__H

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    Clay ding bow well
     
  8. Marshmule

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  9. Feek

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    Ask for Mr. Unpronuncable. It'll get a chuckle and you'll get to talk to the right person, then you can ask him how it's pronunced.

    K.
     
  10. PardonTheWait

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    Either that or you may end up having a very confusing conversation with Mr. Unpronouncable down in Accounts.
     
  11. DailyGeek

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    It's to chase up my job application at a funeral parlour. I'm not sure thats the effect I want, but nice idea :p
     
  12. Wryel

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    Say it quickly, I always get away with doing that.
     
  13. MR_Punk

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    I once had a customer whos name was crazy so I just rang them up and asked if i could speak to Mr Icantpronouceyourname please!

    They laughed thankfully

    +44
     
  14. Wryel

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    Would have expected them to have laughed crazily.


    *Bedtime*
     
  15. Pumpkinstew

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    It's a silent 'dingbo'

    Edit: I was being flippant but it's feasible with posh names - Featherstone is pronounced Fanshaw
     
    Last edited: 26 May 2006
  16. R B Customs

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    wierdest one ive coem across is a regular customer caller mr De ath, ofcourse on orders no one writes the space inbetween so we often get a roudy response asking for Mr Death
     
  17. Amleto

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    fo sho!?

    thas just ludicrous!
     
  18. pmbuzz

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    Had a job interview with a Mr Cocaine once !!!

    Wouldn't stop sniffing.......heh.
     
  19. Mic

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    Bum-Fidd-ler
     
  20. Greenlizard0

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    OT but I had an interview once with a guy whose surname was Ng. How on earth do you say that? :(