Speaking English, or simply pronouncing a word in English correctly in Brazil to someone who doesn’t speak it can be either funny or annoying, it depends on your mood.
I asked, today, for Adele’s DVD and was immediately “corrected” by the salesman: “Ade-LE, you mean”. As I happen to be an English teacher, my first thought was to correct him, but on a second thought, and for being in a “whatever” mood, I just realised it wasn’t worth it and said: “Yes, exactly, Ade-LE”. Then I noticed his arrogant look, perhaps thinking, “what a dumb girl, can’t even pronounce the singer’s name right”.
Well, if it makes him happy, let’s allow him to think he was right, shall we?

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