#4 -Of names…

At the coffee machine, catching up with the new,  younger engineer who shares my first name, he asks me what my surname is. I give him the anglicized, easy to pronounce version which doesn’t satisfy him. He asks me how I would pronounce it – cue five attempts, after each of which he fails colossally to reproduce the sounds I make somehow ending up adding, subtracting and transposing syllables through his various attempts.

Full marks for interest I guess, but I suspect he and I will be sticking to our (shared) first name going forward.


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