The secretary introduced Niamh as a new member of staff, saying that she hoped everyone would give Niamh a warm welcome. The chairman smiled benignly, nodding his agreement with the sentiments expressed.
The meeting proceeded to work through the agenda. “Now”, said the chairman, “we have a report from Nam”.
“It’s Niamh”, the secretary whispered, in a voice so audible that everyone could hear.
“It says Nam here”.
“It’s not pronounced like that”.
“Well, why is it spelt like that”.
“It’s an Irish name.”
“Well, if it’s pronounced that way …