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Ive just accidentally called a Latvian Latvia

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raranah Fri 27-Nov-15 18:32:15

He was helping me with some stuff in my office. As he left I just said "thanks Latvia" by mistake. His name is nothing like Latvia, but is an unusual name to hear it the uk, I think that is maybe why I accidentally forgot it and called him Latvia.

Should I apologise or just leave it?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Fri 27-Nov-15 18:34:23

I expect he's forgotten about it.

cailindana Fri 27-Nov-15 18:34:38

Oh dear! A friend of mine mocked my Irish accent once without thinking - she was mortified but I appreciated the fact that she apologised and I found it funny.

Are you sure he heard you?

Cel982 Fri 27-Nov-15 18:37:16


I'd just brazen it out. Any time you see him from now on, shout out very loudly "Go Latvia!" Maybe while wearing a Latvian flag around your shoulders like a cape. He'll just think you really really like his country.

mintoil Fri 27-Nov-15 19:07:45

I agree to brazen it out if he says anything. You were simply thanking Latvia for sending him to you.

ThatsNiceDear Fri 27-Nov-15 19:29:45

I wouldn't worry at all (also that's hilarious)! But honestly, apologise, or don't but don't agonise about it. I'd laugh if someone said 'Thanks Britain' when I helped them - gratitude on a grand scale!

Heebiejeebie Fri 27-Nov-15 20:40:46

My friend spent all week calling one of the builders Tyler, till he left her a note from Steve, the tiler.

raranah Sat 28-Nov-15 06:36:17

I'm pretty sure he heard.will brazen it out!

Love the tiler story!

topcat2014 Sat 28-Nov-15 09:35:24

There is actually a roof tiler in our town called Tyler.
Mind you, I wonder how many Farmers are farmers, Bakers bakers etc.

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