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Guy is seen walking across the Olympic Village with a long, thin, fiberglass shaft in his hand.
Girl asks him, "Are you a Pole Vaulter?"
He answers, "No, I'm from Germany...and how did you know my name was Walter?"
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Walther is easy. Try saying Česká zbrojovka! I just use CZ, anyone important knows what I'm talking about.
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Good question actually, though personally I don't care. For the record I just say "Walter" and so far everyone knows exactly what gun I was talking about. I don't get too caught up in the pristine pronunciation of every word.
I remember a skit on SNL once where a new member of some corporate team was hispanic, so all of the other people there felt obligated to start pronouncing any spanish-based word with a strong spanish accent and emphasis. For example, "I think I'll have some "ench...i...laaadaaas" today for lunch".
BTW, I like going to different areas of the US and listening for the regional accents of our American language. I, of course, have no accent, but everyone else I hear does.
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