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21 Things People With Ethnic Names Will Totally Understand

"Where are you from? What does that mean?" The frustrations of having a not so common ethnic name.

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5. You constantly have to walk people thorough pronunciation. / Via AMC

Benedict Cumberbatch" "Bene" as in "Benny and the Jets." "Dict" as is in "dictionary." "Cumber" as in "cuke." And "Batch" as in "cookies."


11. You give a common name to a hostess/host, because you fear they can't say yours.

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"There is no way he is going to be able to say Zhang Wei. Uh, table for three the name is Bobby."

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