Commentary & name pronunciation

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  1. Will Samuelson

    Will Samuelson The Bear Banned

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    As a multilingual speaker, I am pained (by habit) hearing mispronounced names and laugh at others.

    However, just how offensive is it to make a mistake? And does it really matter?

    If so, how do you resolve it (assuming it is US soil)?
     
  2. ortizgnp

    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    English is my 14th language and only been knocked out twice for mispronouncing words.
     
  3. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

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    In the NFL the commentators refer to Michael Hoomanawanui as "Michael Ho".

    That is one solutuion.
     
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    bettergenes FTW Double Yellow Card

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    I have no idea how Rogan managed to mispronounce Grabowski from his sheet of paper. He said Grabowich two times.
     
  5. Will Samuelson

    Will Samuelson The Bear Banned

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    This. I was laughing my tits off. Plus I am really stoned right now so it is really funny.
     
  6. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Darren's Nutrisionist

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    It grates me, a little. I just have a hard-on for pronouncing things correctly.
     
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  7. TrainInVain

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    They really need to put more effort into getting the names right for the marketability of the fighters. I watched a couple of the Euro games the Polish soccer team was in, and those announcers had no problem with saying Jędrzejczyk.
     
  8. Will Samuelson

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    I thought it was an American thing before remembering all my chavvy English workmates who can barely pronounce "Smith"
     
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  9. Sgt Smith

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    Luckily we don't have any female fighters with that last name. That probably wouldn't be a good option in that case.
     
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    What about not knowing how to spell their names

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    But we do have a woman who it sounds like they are calling "bitch".
     
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    The only one that really annoys me is when they say "Hose Aldo".
     
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  13. Tito’s Juice Box

    Tito’s Juice Box Let’s get smashed.

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    I blame the women's 115 lbs division for the consonant:vowel ratio in their last names.
     
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    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Makes sense if you dont think about it
     
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    Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    They must've hired the Reebok crew for that fight, Giblert and Anderson Aldo.
     
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