While baristas at Starbucks get a bad rep for misspelling people’s names—seemingly quite deliberately—it would be quite unfair to say that they are at fault here.
Some have unique names, others have common names that are spelled differently, and there are also communication barriers, like outside noise that make you mishear things.
Whatever the case, many of us have had our names butchered at some point in our lives, and in some of these cases it turned out hilarious.
Image Credits: SummerRay
People on the Twitterscape have been sharing stories of how their names were misspelled, misheard, or flat-out ridiculed, whether accidentally or not, and the answers are sure to make you crack up, so keep on scrolling to see a curated list of some of the best stories found. Oh, and don’t forget to vote and comment!
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So, Twitter user Summer Ray (not to be confused with model Sommer Ray) asked the good people of Twitter to share stories of the grief that people’s names have given them.
She also shared a story about her own name, Sarah, saying that one might think it’s a safe enough name, but on more occasions than she can count she’s sent emails with a sign-off that had her name mischievously corrected to “Satan.”
And you bet people delivered their best responses!
Now, you would expect more out-of-the-ordinary names to be picked on. And there certainly were cases like this in Summer Ray’s thread: names like Fuchsia and Audhan were definitely out there to be ridiculed, whether deliberately or not.
But there were also regular names, like Sarah and Ross, that were quite a head-scratch as to how anyone can butcher them. Well, turns out, Stan and Rock are a thing—spellcheck and phones primarily being the culprit here.
While the tweet received quite modest popularity, gaining just a tad bit over 2,800 likes, it still got a fair amount of responses, nearing 1,400 quoted tweets.
You can check out more responses by following this link to the original tweet, but before you go, continue scrolling and let us know if someone has butchered your name to lengths even you haven’t expected in the comment section below!