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Post by uscate » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 1:15 pm

Fortan wrote:Once hired a receptionist in China. She was asked to choose an English name and she said, I will. Next day she was asked to change it again as it was deemed not too clever. She would pick up the phone and go: "This is the company x, I am Juicy, how can I help you"..... :shock:
Too funny! The admin asst for one of my sig other's suppliers in China named herself Juicy as well - after Juicy Couture….Go figure….must be common….

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Post by Fortan » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 3:31 pm

Just came across someone named PHONE LIM..... and yes, that a name - not an advice.... :)

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 3:38 pm

You really have no bigger problems?
http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/chew-shit-fun

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 4:28 pm

Her parents had a morbid sense of humour, that's for sure!
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Post by the lynx » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 9:02 am

x9200 wrote:You really have no bigger problems?
http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/chew-shit-fun
Oh boy...

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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:34 am

x9200 wrote:You really have no bigger problems?
http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/chew-shit-fun
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:36 pm

Probably her parents were English illiterate but anyway, full respect to her for using the names. Not many people would be strong enough to keep them.

Another local and a bit more known case of funny names is this guy:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:39 pm

Who now finds himself on the wrong side of the law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/1 ... 56565.html
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Post by Steve1960 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 2:06 pm

Taiwan is always amusing for me when they choose their English names. I am actually in a meeting there now with Vera Lin sitting opposite me..............and no she doesn't understand the amusement factor!

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 2:08 pm

Ask her to sing a song to rally the troops :)




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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 3:57 pm

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 4:06 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Taiwan is always amusing for me when they choose their English names. I am actually in a meeting there now with Vera Lin sitting opposite me..............and no she doesn't understand the amusement factor!
Well I don't either, and I've spoken English as long as I can remember. Further, her family name would be pronounced 'leen' not 'lynn' in Chinese.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 5:13 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Well me and Steve clearly do.

The question is perhaps a little like asking an Asian if he can name the 'Sweetheart of the Allied Forces' during WW2.

Perhaps rather futile, but it doesn't mean that person doesn't exist.

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 7:00 pm

Point taken, JR8. But it was just my little way to see if there are any more Pink Floyd fans about :)

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 06 Dec 2013 7:20 pm

She was in the Floyd!?

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