A co-worker interrupted me today to correct my pronounciation of “Erdogan.”
Motherfucker, I don’t care if your ass has a degree from a fancy university, you’re super wrong.
I assure you I pronounce it correctly because I have heard a native Turkish speaker say this name nearly daily for 7 years. I was also a captive audience to a lot of Turkish TV just days before the referendum.
Also, don’t interrupt me. Also, even if I was wrong, you’re an educator and should have known that recasting is a way to correct errors without causing embarrassment.
My TA made fun of him and said, “Dude, her last name is (insert my gnarly Turkish surname), I’m gonna believe her.”
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