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Aussie of Vietnamese heritage has a very very unfortunate name - when said like it's read!!!

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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Aussie mans unfortunate name attracts world-wide attention.


Yes, that is really his name, although it’s not pronounced how you’d expect it to be.

The Australian, 23, with Vietnamese heritage shared a photo of his passport after his Facebook account was shut down because the administrators accused him of using a false name.

The photo has attracted plenty of attention and has been shared more than 67,000 times.

The Vietnamese pronunciation of Phuc Dat Bich sounds like something like "Phoo Da Bic".

Hopefully Facebook will stop giving him a hard time, it’s likely he cops enough already.




As an Aussie who spends lots of time in South-east Asia, I come across this sort of thing quite often and once it's articulated to the individual as to how an Aussie (or other like-minded individuals) says it like it's written, it actually becomes quite a jovial talking point and a way to break down the cultural barriers so-to-speak.

Anyway, I thought I would lighten the mood with a bit of off-the-cuff humor.

Cheers




posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:52 AM
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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:55 AM
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I used to read electric meters in Houston. There was a donut shop on my route. Name on the account was "Phuc Cao." I had to snicker every time.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft
Thanks. It is usually a bit of a chore for me to get up and going in the morning. Since I had to give up my morning coffee, ATS accompaning me with my first stop before my morning ablutions, usually gets my blood circulating and my mind into full tilt.

Your post this morning has truly set the tone for my day, a many more to come. I am now wide awake with a smile on my face that will last me the whole day and into the future.

Between an old Filipino friend and her Pocket! Just Pocket when ever she became frustrated, and my new friend that whom I will never likely ever meet in person, I have a better way of going through live with a smile.

Phoo DAT Bic.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 05:06 AM
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It's so weird when you read these names if you are fluent in the language, or at least familiar. I was looking at the name for a minute wondering, 'What's the joke, I don't get it?'

Sounds like Foo Dat Bic

...Not like what Western people are sounding out in their heads.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

Awesome, well here's some more to go with your virtual coffee supplement........




posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 05:19 AM
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Just remember folks.

It works both ways!

So next time someone has one of those smiles when they hear your name, just wonder at what language they are thinking in.

P



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Sure it works every way around the globe.
That's why it's okay to laugh about it.
In my country lots of white chicks are named: Fanny.
For instance.
I mean come on! That's funny. Not racist because it happens to Asian people aswell.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 06:06 AM
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I went to school with a guy named Harry Bolls.
Remember the NASCAR driver Dick Trickle?



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Lol..love the photo of "Long Wang" ..the expression on his face says it all..."Yeah! That's right.."



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 07:01 AM
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Here's MY all time favorite:
www.youtube.com...



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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My ex-wife used to work at a reservations center for a major US airline. She once had a customer call with the name "Richard Head".

She thought it was a prank at first (who would name their kid that??)...until he gave her his AMEX card bearing the name "Richard Head". He was apparently very specific about being called "Richard". I guess I can understand why!!

I'll never forget that one.


edit on 11/21/2015 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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I'm sorry, but that's just too damn funny!!! 'Batman been Superman' LOLOLOLOL!!!!!






posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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I feel for the guy. I knew a few people with hilariously embarrassing names. I won't put them here though.
A lot of American Indian (Native American if you're of the pc crowd) people are having trouble with facebook, too. It keeps rejecting their real names; names like Shining Star, Talking Horse, or whatever. They're pissed and I don't blame them.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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It aint just Asians who give their kids awful names:








posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

The Batman guy seems to have a cool name lol



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I went to school with a guy named Harry Bolls.
Remember the NASCAR driver Dick Trickle?


Lol, hey now be nice trickle was a good family friend. It is still funny though.


Peace.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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I use to work with a Kittyporn and Pornpak, they were from Thailand.

Forgot I had dated this girl named Ahm, I just called her Arm.
edit on 21-11-2015 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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We had a teacher called Mr Carr. . His first name was Wayne.
I'm sure you can imagine the stick he got.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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I almost forgot Jackie Moff. Real person in my town.



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