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      The Starbucks logo suggests this was in one of their Klingon franchises

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      The joy of going to Starbucks with an Irish name like Caoimhe or Saoirse.

      My name contains seven silent letters…

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        There’s this YouTube channel about aviation that I like. The guy’s name is Ruairidh MacVeigh. The last name is obvious, but his first name is apparently pronounced as ‘Rory’. I would not have gotten that spelling correct in a million years.

        Edit: oh and another one that I do know to write and pronounce is Siobhan. That one does NOT sound like what you think it does. Definitely look it up if any readers are not familiar with Irish names.

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          Irish names are fun. There’s also a good amount of Irish people going for deed poll changing their name from the English spelling to the Irish one and vice versa. A friend of mine went from Noel to Nollaig.

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            I work with a lot of Irish people and I’ve just got used to the fact that “Smith” is spelled “Smyth” apparently the y is silent and the i is invisible.

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          Re: Edit Lol, a friend of mine has that name. It’s not an easy one if you’re not used to Irish names. ^^

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        I still don’t understand why Starbucks write your name on drinks. Literally everyone else in the world just calls out the order and you pick it up. It’s usually the next one unless you’ve ordered something ultra complicated anyway.

        Combine that with the fact that they can’t have small medium and large and have to call everything by weird names and I refuse to go in. Same way with Subway, don’t want to have to decide what kind of tomato sauce filling I want in my sandwich, I just want an effing sandwich.

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    Did Worf describe himself as being of the House of Rozhenko? I don’t remember that. I assume it was after he repaired relations with his adoptive parents and brother

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    Whenever I’m confronted with the demand to provide my name, I pick John or Jen, depending on my whim, since the majority of humanity appears incapable of spelling my name, let alone pronouncing it.

    Onno

    That’s my name, and no, I’m not related to Yoko and that’s not how you pronounce it, also, it’s not Oh-no.

    Try: “On” followed by “No”. Then do it without a break. See. That wasn’t so hard.

    So, forgive me for being more than slightly sceptical about the genuine nature of this coffee cup being actually adorned in this way by the person behind the counter at that coffee shop.

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      My first name is Kim, but I’m a dude, so they will write anything other than Kim, because obviously there is no way a guy could have that name.

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      My wife has a very common name so she puts the order in under Bowie, as in David Bowie.

      Apparently one of our local Starbucks has an employee with that spelling as their first name but instead of bow being pronounced like in bow and arrow it is bow like in bow wow.

      Hot damn this hard to explain in text.

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      One employee with a head cold away from being called “unknown sample”.