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Question: Can Pronounce Wendy Jaquet’s Surname?

Issue: In homogenous Idaho Legislature, names still get butchered: House Miniority Leader Jaquet tired of having surname mispronounced/John Miller, Associated Press

Neil Colwell, Avista Corp. lobbyist: If you can’t pronounce somebody’s name, how far do you think you are going to get in a conversation to persuade them? It’s a common courtesy.”

Question: What do you do if you don’t know how to pronounce a person’s name?


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