PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

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PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby flcath » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:58 am

As in, "Luke Skywalker clerked for Obi-Wan Knobbe before taking a full-time position with the Alliance."

This completely contradicts every phonetic cannon of the English language, but I still suspect that those applicants who lead off their OCI by asking "How is 'knob' Martens different from other SoCal IP firms?" are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to callbacks.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby NZA » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:59 am

Hire me, Obi-Wan Knobbe, you're my only hope.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:08 am

flcath wrote:As in, "Luke Skywalker clerked for Obi-Wan Knobbe before taking a full-time position with the Alliance."

This completely contradicts every phonetic cannon of the English language, but I still suspect that those applicants who lead off their OCI by asking "How is 'knob' Martens different from other SoCal IP firms?" are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to callbacks.


this may or may not have been me exactly

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:54 am

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby flcath » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:22 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:http://141.161.16.100/career/pronunciations/

In all seriousness: mad props to GULC.


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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:50 pm

Mispronouncing their name is still better than calling the firm by their direct rival's name... Needless to say I have not gotten a callback.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:06 pm

one of my favorite firm names for that reason.


but honestly it's very easy to avoid saying the name of the firm without it sounding unnatural. "your office" works pretty well.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:54 am

There are others. You'd think it's "kuh-HIL", right? But it's "KAY-hil". Still got a CB from Cahill, though.

Desmarais and Debevoise trip people up, too, but just remember that they're not actually French. Although "des-MER-is" is still pretty counterintuitive.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby IthacaIsWet » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:26 am

I'd love to be a fly on the wall in Fried Frank interviews and see how many people pronounce it like some kind of hot dog dipped in batter at a carnival.

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Re: PSA: 1st word in Knobbe Martens is pronounced "kin-oh-bee"

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:You'd think it's "kuh-HIL", right?

...well... no. :lol: Congrats on the callback, I did not get one despite pronouncing their name properly.

I am having moments in interviews where I don't know whether their generally accepted short form is the first one or two named partners. Sometimes I'll say the first name and wait and if they start nodding I'll stop there.




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