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Old October 22nd, 2012 (06:02 AM).
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Have you ever been in a situation where somebody has made a mistake about you, but you were too polite to correct it at first so you decided it'd be easier just go to along with it? Have you ever been corrected by somebody and wished they would have just gone along with it to spare you the embarrassment?

A good example of this would be somebody calling you by the wrong name, and continuing to do so because you never bothered to correct them.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (06:13 AM).
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Have you ever been in a situation where somebody has made a mistake about you, but you were too polite to correct it at first so you decided it'd be easier just go to along with it? Have you ever been corrected by somebody and wished they would have just gone along with it to spare you the embarrassment?

A good example of this would be somebody calling you by the wrong name, and continuing to do so because you never bothered to correct them.
This, holy crap. Basically throughout my educational years I've had countless people mispronounce my name. At first I tried to correct them and it worked for a while but then soon enough they'd forget and start mispronouncing it again. So I just didn't bother anymore, it wasn't that big of a deal after all. I'm not gonna like flip a table or something over it. It's funny because suddenly people I've met more recently (PC members and work collegues), they all pronounce my name correctly without any issues. It surprised me actually.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (08:03 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Shining Raichu:
Have you ever been in a situation where somebody has made a mistake about you, but you were too polite to correct it at first so you decided it'd be easier just go to along with it? Have you ever been corrected by somebody and wished they would have just gone along with it to spare you the embarrassment?

A good example of this would be somebody calling you by the wrong name, and continuing to do so because you never bothered to correct them.
Gosh, so many times it's not even funny. People call me the wrong name literally all the time, I sometimes don't correct them because Ive honestly grown quite tired of it.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (12:00 PM).
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I sometimes get mistaken for a guy, like in a new class, because my name is Ryan. Obviously I have to correct them, because that's not exactly something I can continue to ignore. :P It doesn't happen too often though, once someone knows there's a girl named Ryan they don't usually forget and mistake me for a guy anymore.

And no one usually corrects me when I say something, so I guess when I think about it, I'm not sure if I do make mistakes or not. :/ It's nice though not to have that embarrassing moment.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (12:54 PM).
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I was called Alex by my P.E. teacher and my Art teacher in grammar school and by my english teacher in high school. I didn't/don't want to be rude so I just go with the flow (something I rarely do). I tried to correct my friends who I had known for seven years but that went something like this-
My friend- Hi Alex
Me- Uh, my name's Alec.
My friend- Ok Alex.
I'm not even joking. And neither were they. But thats the only time I "go with the flow" I am a very stubborn person.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (01:03 PM).
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People get confused once in a while on whether I'm a guy or a girl, but I go along with it regardless of which one they think. I think it's hilarious when they get their revelations on their own (e.g., "OMG I'M SO SORRY—what's so funny?!"), and it still manages to be fun if they don't figure out and correct themselves.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (01:05 PM).
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Oh I've had people say my name wrong, and I correct them. YET, they still seem to get it wrong! For the mostpart I haven't really been in a situation where I was forced to just go with the flow, I'm the type of person who isn't afraid of correcting people, even if it isn't about me. :P
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (01:22 PM).
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I always have people who get my name wrong but I'm used to it by now and don't bothered trying to correct them.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (01:39 PM).
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I'll correct someone the first time it happens and if it happens again I'll just go with the flow. This has happened plenty of times with my name where people would pronounce it differently and even though I correct them will still continue to do so. So I've pretty much learned to not care.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (01:51 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Shining Raichu:
A good example of this would be somebody calling you by the wrong name, and continuing to do so because you never bothered to correct them.
90% of my teachers/adults/relative strangers I know call my Ha-Roon instead of Hah-run and omg it can get very annoying. Teachers tend to get "fixed" once they hear my parents say my name. Idk why they dont do the same when they hear my friends say it right but 'teva.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (09:18 PM).
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I've had people call me "Sir" and then apologize. Same thing with "Ma'am." >_>

And geez, at work I try to explain something to someone and they hear half of what I say and then when they repeat what I said they get it wrong and I have to step in and correct them. So frustrating.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (09:26 PM).
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I have people pronounce my last name wrong quite a lot, when they put emphasis on part of the last name that doesn't require emphasis. I've grown up to ignore it though, as nobody seems to remember.
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Old October 23rd, 2012 (05:21 AM).
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People get my name wrong all the time and I'm still trying to figure out how. I mean, how many things can you confuse William for?
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Old October 23rd, 2012 (01:02 PM).
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When I was in the fifth grade, someone was calling out something to me on the bus, and someone else heard it incorrectly and thought they were calling me 'King Kong' and for the duration of fifth and sixth grade, everyone that rode the bus would call me King Kong without even knowing the basis of its origination. No matter how much I explained it, nobody cared. Oh well. n_n
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Old October 24th, 2012 (02:01 PM).
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For as long as I can remember (probably back to elementary at least), people have always called me Brandon instead of Brendan. I kept correcting people until I was about 13 or 14, but I stopped bothering with it since seemingly everyone continued to mispronounce it.
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Old October 24th, 2012 (02:28 PM).
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When I was really little, I was ridiculously shy and at summer camp the counselor introduced me as Amber but I was too afraid to say anything, so after all the introductions I went to her afterwards and corrected her lolol.
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Old October 24th, 2012 (05:41 PM).
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It happens a lot to me, only for this last name that I have that is NOT difficult to spell but some find it difficult to pronounce that they can't even spell it. Even if I try to correct them, they'll call me other names that is humiliating, such as teriaki, IkiIki, it still happens now. It ticks me off so much.
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Old October 25th, 2012 (01:44 AM).
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My last name, Miralles, pronounced as Mi-ral-yes, is often pronounced by my Reading teacher as Mer-yal-yes. The first time she called me this, I actually corrected her. Few weeks later, she started calling me Mer-yal-yes again. Never bothered to correct her ever again. At least I tried, didn't I?
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Old October 25th, 2012 (06:25 AM).
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my classmates get confused between me and my twin sis idk why we don't look twins at all and i wear specs she doesn't D:D: D:
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Old October 25th, 2012 (05:02 PM).
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My god,when I was really young people always though that I was a girl. I'd correct them but most of the time they'd just laugh and call me cute. x|
It was kinda annoying but it got to the point that I just didn't care any more.
If I was mistaken for being female now i'd think there was something seriously wrong with the person who thought as such. xD
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Old November 1st, 2012 (04:52 AM).
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My teacher called me by my friend's name, so I just rolled with it...so one day I acted like my friend the entire day, I even took his I.D. and for the entire day I never answered anyone who called me by my real name...
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Old November 10th, 2012 (11:46 AM).
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I don't give my real name when I go to Starbucks because the staff there always manage to spell it wrong. I've just end up saying 'Mike', because they can't really screw that up when they're writing it on my frappucino. Apart from that, I've had very few experiences of the sort mentioned in the OP. Which I guess is good, given that I'd ideally like my life to bear as little resemblance to a sitcom as possible.
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Old November 10th, 2012 (11:56 AM).
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I don't bother to correct them nowadays if they get my name mixed up, if ignorance is bliss then who am I to rob others of that bliss lol.
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Old December 9th, 2012 (04:37 PM).
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People used to mistake me for a woman on the phone. I didn't want to go through the embarrassment on my own behalf of correcting them and telling them that I wasn't one. So blessed that that doesn't happen anymore.
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Old December 9th, 2012 (06:22 PM).
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People always are spelling my middle name and nickname wrong. :T
I don't even bother to correct it anymore. Specifically because when I was a kid (and had the same nickname), my mother always was trying to tell people that it isn't spelled that way. But somehow even people in my family (i.e. aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) manage to forget anyway. I'm not sure how, honestly. But whatever, it doesn't bother me much anymore for the most part.
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