You are Fired!!
Chinese-president Xi Jinping is on a high profile visit to Pakistan and our media is full of reports about the activities and meeting between the the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.
It is not easy for various Urdu speaking anchorpersons and journalists to pronounce the name of members of Chinese delegation and sometimes it is amusing to see how many variations of the same name are aired on TV.
I remember that Chinese President had visited India a few months back. An Indian channel Doordarshan news reader mistakenly pronounced Xi Jinping as Eleven Jinping on air as XI is eleven in Roman numerals.
Though it was a gaffe, and most people felt at the end of the day just a simple error while reading news live on television . However, Doordarshan chief executive sacked the anchorperson which was quite unfortunate.
It is never easy reading names of foreign dignitaries or celebrities and it must be terrible to lose a job over such a minor mistake. For quality purpose, some homework on the part of news anchors can prevent such blunders but do you think the news reader deserved to be sacked?
(As an aside question, how many of you have difficulty pronouncing my name LOL?)
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