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Friday, June 25, 2010

I see ignorant people

One of the main reasons why I stopped watching the Brazil-Portugal game last night was because of the hopelessly ignorant commentator.

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What exactly did he do?

He called Julio Cesar and Julio Baptista, Joo-lee-oh instead of Who-lee-oh.

He called Juan Joo-an instead of Who-an

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Now you might be thinking that I'm being extremely nit-picky about the subject, and I have to admit I am being nit-picky, but that does not change the fact that this seriously pissed me off.

Look, it might be acceptable for us regular folks at home watching the game to be oblivious to how you actually pronounce a person's name.

However, if:

1. You're getting paid to speak
2. Whatever you're saying is being broadcast live for the whole world to scrutinize

You'd better be doing your homework, and figure out how to pronounce each player on each teams' names to at least show some courtesy/respect and say his name right. Plus, it's not like Juan and Julio are some exotic names that only show up twice every decade. In fact, Juan ranks at #52 out of 1220 and Julio checks in at #247 for the most popular US baby names of 2009. [courtesy of thinkbabynames.com] Not too shabby.

Is that so freaking hard to do?

Damn. Absolutely ridiculous.

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Oh, and it was 0-0 when I stopped watching the game. I don't know how it ended, nor could I care less. Thank you Mr. Commentator. =)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

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