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Pronouncing How to pronounce a colleague'scollegue's name when the pronounciation is unusual?

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I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I can't be untrue to myself byhave difficulty pronouncing it her way. Besides,

What makes it more difficult is that I never even remember. You can't memorize every little detail about everybody you work with how she pronounces it. People People pronounce my last name wrong all the time (it's not really Plunkett)and I don't see why it matters quite so much to her.

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I do feel criticizeda bit awkward.

How can I resolve this? Can we just agree to disagree?


Sadly, even though this is clearly regarded as an extremely low-quality question, I'm unable to delete it.

I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I can't be untrue to myself by pronouncing it her way. Besides, I never even remember. You can't memorize every little detail about everybody you work with. People pronounce my last name wrong all the time (it's not really Plunkett).

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I feel criticized.

How can I resolve this? Can we just agree to disagree?


Sadly, even though this is clearly regarded as an extremely low-quality question, I'm unable to delete it.

I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I have difficulty pronouncing it her way.

What makes it more difficult is that I never remember how she pronounces it. People pronounce my last name wrong all the time and I don't see why it matters quite so much to her.

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I do feel a bit awkward.

How can I resolve this?


Sadly, even though this is clearly regarded as an extremely low-quality question, I'm unable to delete it.

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I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I can't be untrue to myself by pronouncing it her way. Besides, I never even remember. You can't memorize every little detail about everybody you work with. People pronounce my last name wrong all the time (it's not really Plunkett).

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I feel criticized.

How can I resolve this? Can we just agree to disagree?


Sadly, even though this is clearly regarded as an extremely low-quality question, I'm unable to delete it.

I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I can't be untrue to myself by pronouncing it her way. Besides, I never even remember. You can't memorize every little detail about everybody you work with. People pronounce my last name wrong all the time (it's not really Plunkett).

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I feel criticized.

How can I resolve this? Can we just agree to disagree?

I work with a woman who pronounces her name oddly. It's a tomato-tomahto kind of thing.

I always seem to end up referring to her as Tomato. Today I introduced her to a new hire, for example. Whenever this happens, she always finds a way to gracefully work her own pronunciation into the conversation

"Hi, I'm Tomaahhto" or some such thing.

It's not that she's at all rude about it; she isn't. However, her pronunciation is just plain wrong to me, and I can't be untrue to myself by pronouncing it her way. Besides, I never even remember. You can't memorize every little detail about everybody you work with. People pronounce my last name wrong all the time (it's not really Plunkett).

I usually make what seems to me to be a reasonable effort to conceal my irritation when she corrects me, but I feel criticized.

How can I resolve this? Can we just agree to disagree?


Sadly, even though this is clearly regarded as an extremely low-quality question, I'm unable to delete it.

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