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Friday, November 11, 2005

What is in a Name ?

This happened for real.

An operator was heard paging on the public announcement system:

Mr. Liar please call the operator. Mr Liar please call the operator.

Guess who was really being paged ..

Mr. Iyer !!! This guy whose last name is Iyer was very sportive about it. Said it happens a lot becaue in the US, the L is written as a straight line just like an I.

For those of you who are not familiar, Iyer is a very common surname in south India and is one of the Brahmin sects ! (Israeli friends who read this blog, Iyer is like the Levy's !)

Felt sorry for the guy who had to put up with being called Liar on the PA system..

6 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:24 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

aiyo pavam

my name gets pronounced as vasistra - i have no idea y have i missed the invisible a in front?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:15 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu wrote...

Very funny.!! I feel bad about Mr.Iyer. Did this happen here in the Bay area?

BTW some call me NARA JAA NAN.! Y IS PRONOUNCED AS J.!!!

Visithra - LOL :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:03 PM, Blogger Rags wrote...

Hilarious..but feel sorry for the guy...

Visithra,Narayanan - Iyyo paavam

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:06 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

vasistra, narajaanan ...

he he..

i get the narajaanan too from the spanish speaking folk. best is my wife gets called sanjita .. even by her doctor !

actually the page was requested by a guy in bay area.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:59 AM, Blogger WA wrote...

Engamma appa rombha jimple-aa Umannu peru vechirukaanga enakku atha kooda Omar, Youma, Una-nnu koopidura aalunga ellam keeranga. But I don't mind, I am just grateful someone wants to talk to me :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:10 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Uma is too simple to mess up ..even that name hasnt been left alone !!

I know a Anu who is called A-NEW by people !! thought that was another three letter name that cant be pronunced wrong.

 

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