Tag: name

“Aseem”

1: Hi Asim. (pronounces it "Aseem.") Just getting back to you about the role. Did you look at the job description?2: Uhm, just before we move forward, my name is pronounced Asim.1: Oh I'm sorry. So it's Read more [...]...
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Hassan vs. Hussain

[At a hospital]1 walks into and out of a room calling out "Hassan?" He looks around. "Hassan?"2 looks at him but doesn't initially react.1 walks comes around again after a minute. "Hassan? Hassan?"2: Read more [...]...
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Did you tell them how to say your name?

1: Did you tell them how to say your name?2: No.1: No?!2: Yeah.1: Why not??2: I don't know.1: Nai matttt is not your name.2: I know.1: So?[2 smiles and is quiet.]1: Just tell them politely: Actually, Read more [...]...
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That’s a white name

1: Oh, I met Mrs. Ahmed today. She was like hi Yasmeen! It's been such a long time since I've seen you!2: Oh right. How is she?1: She's good. I was about to say Amanda, what's up!2: You can't say that.1: Read more [...]...
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“Umar”

[Saw his name tag] 1. Umar (like OO-Mar) 2. Yes. 1. OO-Mar. [smile] 1. Got to say it the Arabic way....
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You actually pronounced my name right

"Is Asim there?"  "Wow you actually pronounced my name right." "I went to school with a guy called Asim, so I know."  "It's still shocking." "Why what do people usually call you?"  "Well Read more [...]...
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Awesome

"Awesome, and there's your straw"  "That's my name." "What?" "That's my name, Awesome...Asim" "A-ah-sim?" "Wow. You said it just like in Arabic. Are you Arabic?" "No man, that's the first and last Read more [...]...
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What’s your name?

1: "What's your name?" 2: "Taquim" 1: "Are you Muslim?" 2: "No." 1: "Where you from?" 2: "Jamaica." 1: "Oh I see. Sounds like an Arabic name." 2: "Yeah, hmm." 1: "Some Jamaican's have Arabic names, like Read more [...]...
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