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Although people are typically able to pronounce my last name correctly when they see it spelled... 
8th-Oct-2009 05:45 pm
Nobodys Perfect
Apparently spelling it correctly is too tall an order here in the UK.

In the year's first issue of the Cambridge University Reporter, Trinity College has my name spelled wrong in their list of awards: "Brianza C." Hmm...not quite. But whatever, right? My first quarterly maintenance grant check has my name spelled correctly on it--and that's what really counts.

Then there's the person who just painted my name over my door today. It's quite charming, not to mention a charming tradition...but my last name isn't spelled "Brienzi" either. This might be slightly problematic; people actually use these name plaques to find their way to the living space of the correct person. I wonder who I go to to complain?

8th-Oct-2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
the nameplate outside my door in my first professional job was misspelled as well. fortunately it was one of those cheapy slide plastic faux wood into metal holder thingies and was replaced without a lot of fuss. possibly not that quickly (it was the federal government, after all), but without a lot of fuss.
9th-Oct-2009 12:48 am (UTC)
There is something to be said for people not being able to find you....
9th-Oct-2009 06:01 am (UTC) - Try the Works Dept.

they might be able to help you with room furniture / kitchen equipment requests too
9th-Oct-2009 02:03 pm (UTC) - Re: Try the Works Dept.
Thanks for the suggestion--I will definitely keep this in mind for the future.

Fortunately, I was able to go straight to the source about the misspelling: The painter himself!
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