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mortifiedPenguin wrote:mattsteg is probably right. An example would help though.
mortifiedPenguin wrote:edit: thought I'd mention an observation. I noticed that during the Olympics last year that the commentators often referred to the Chinese athletes by their "first" (personal) names rather than the correct surname even though they referred to western athletes by their surnames.
Obsidian wrote:It's the same for Japanese and probably several other East-Asian countries.