FedFan123 wrote:lawman84 wrote:gfd973 wrote:lawman84 wrote:cannibal ox wrote:FREE-d Frank for anyone wondering.
Is it really that big of a deal? I mispronounced Weil a few times during an interview. The interviewer acted like I had murdered her cat.
I mean, yeah. It's straight up retarded. You're thinking about this like "well, there are just so many firms." Classic law student entitlement. Your interviewer is almost always thinking about this like "yeah, there are a lot of firms, but if you know how to pronounce even one firm, it better goddamn be mine."
Hilarious. You don't even recognize how hypocritical this is. It has nothing to do with law student entitlement. Both sides think of each other that way. If anything, law students tend to look at things more "romantically" than law firms.
So no, I don't feel guilty or bad about mispronouncing their name. Not when we all know the biglaw business model.
Just out of curiosity, how did you mispronounce Weil? It's a four-letter, one-syllable word lol. Only thing I can think of is maybe you said it like "wheel" but that would make no sense based on the spelling.
How would you pronounce Weiner or Bernstein? Germanic surnames are often mispronounced in the US.