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Eastern European names are notoriously difficult to pronounce.
We can’t blame people for making fun of these funny sounding words and sentences that come with Eastern European names!
In this blog post, we have collected the 11 funniest tweets about Eastern European names in order to make your day a little bit better.
One of the funny tweets is: “I was just told I have a “strong Russian accent” and that my name is so hard to pronounce. It’s KAY-LEN.”
1. I like Eastern European names because they’re not just a number or letter that spells out something in English and it’s obnoxiously spelled differently than the original word so people pronounce it wrong all the time. “This is why my name isn’t pronounced right!” – Jameson Treadaway
2. My favorite thing about being Polish: when Americans can read our last name from seeing us on TV and start pronouncing it correctly for once instead of getting tongue twisted every other sentence with all their attempts to say it
3. I’m glad we have these weird, long words that sound German but aren’t” (source) “I’m glad we have these weird, long words that sound German but aren’t”
4. I’ll tell you what: there’s a lot about Eastern European names to like they’re so easy for everyone else on the planet besides us to pronounce! (source) “There’s a lot about Eastern European names to like they’re so easy for everyone else on the planet besides us!”
5. My favorite thing is how they don’t always use our name when telling someone our last name because something with a vowel in it would be easier
6. My daughter’s classmates chant her first and middle names at the top of their lungs, like she has some sort of superpower: “I love that my daughter’s classmates chant her first and middle names at the top of their lungs, like she has some sort of superpower
Sophie S.: My pronunciation of my name has always been questioned by the people that see it written, for years I thought it was pronounced “shay-sha” until one day someone said “sahk-sa” and then I knew their version sounded better than mine.
“My parents wanted me to grow up strong so they named me Johanna.”
“I don’t care how you pronounce it, but my first name is pronounced ‘yuh-nuh?'”
Kate Willett: My last name isn’t difficult to spell or say. It just has four letters and starts with an “L.’ “It’s the pronunciation that confuses people! I wish they would stop asking me if I’m from Europe!”
Gina H.: When my parents visited New York for the very first time, a waitress asked them where they were from because of their Eastern European accents. They proudly told her that they live in Alabama and she said (with a laugh), “Well then your accent is pretty good!”.
The Polish are so confused about the whole thing. “I thought my name was Natalie, but then I found out it’s actually Natalia? Is this some kind of conspiracy?? Why would they do that to me?!”
Eastern European names sound absolutely ridiculous in English: Milosh is just Mike and Ana is Anna – but if you pronounce them like their spelled, people will look at you with a blank stare.
Tweets are often used as a form of social commentary. It’s not unusual to find people tweeting about current events, celebrities, or just their day-to-day life. One Twitter user who goes by the name @bensavage found himself embroiled in an online discussion with another user over Eastern European names and how they might sound when recited aloud for comedic effect. The tweets that ensued were both funny and insightful on multiple levels: some addressed cultural issues like language barriers while others simply made fun of certain aspects of naming conventions across different cultures.”
Ivan is a great name. I don’t understand what the problem is with ivan’s names! So many people dislike them and they’re not even sure why !!
Vladimir Putin was born on October 16, 1952 in Leningrad, USSR as Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He died on March 13, 2013 in Moscow Kremlin.
“I’m not sure how to say this, but I think my last name is misspelled. It’s Nygma.”
“My parents should have called me Lester just so it would be easier on everyone”
“When the doctor asks you your middle name what do they mean?”
“A Russian friend explained that her grandmother named her after a famous Soviet gymnast because she wanted her daughter to grow up strong and beautiful like a ballerina.”