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Nov 19, 2019

Cowen is a common one.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Nov 22, 2019

I have heard Co-in (almost like Cohen) a million times haha

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Nov 19, 2019

It's bar-kleez? Could have sworn it was pronounced the same as the word clay.

guess that's why i'm a non-target

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Nov 20, 2019

I think there's a lot of reasons why you're a non-target, champ.

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Nov 19, 2019

I took French all through high school. Before I ever heard someone pronounce it I thought Deloitte was pronounced Del-o-wa (wa like water). Obviously the correct pronunciation has a hard T - who knew?

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Nov 21, 2019

that... wouldn't be correct in French, either?

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Nov 21, 2019

Would be deu-lo-what in French

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Nov 19, 2019

It is not pronounced Bar-kleez.

It is Bar-clays.

"Most people don't know shit about investment banking."
- Roger Mayweather, Managing Director at Evercore

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Nov 20, 2019

Yes it is. It's a British bank and it's pronounced Bark-leez.

Source: myself cause I'm British

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2019

"MOE-ELL-IS"

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Nov 20, 2019

Heard a guy pronounce Deutsche Bank "Bulge bracket"; never heard a mispronunciation that bad

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  • Prospect in Risk Mnmgt
Nov 20, 2019

"Douche Bank"

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Nov 20, 2019

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  • Prospect in Other
Nov 20, 2019

Is DB a BB?

Nov 20, 2019

You've learned, young cub.

Nov 22, 2019

stop they're already dead

Nov 20, 2019

Deutsche Bank - "Douche Bank"

Nomura - "no moo lah"

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Nov 21, 2019

I think the second guy just has an asian accent

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Nov 21, 2019

Do you know what moo lah means tho lol

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Nov 20, 2019

"Golden Sachs"

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2019

It is Lazaarr not Lazart.

Nov 24, 2019

I recently got corrected on this one. I guess it's pronounced Luh-zard not Laz-are-d

Nov 20, 2019

Wtf, that list of how to pronounce them correctly was actually how I pronounced all of them

....and I work for one of them

Nov 21, 2019

"Laz-zerd"
"Moe-ell-is"

-Me

  • Associate 3 in IB - Ind
Nov 21, 2019

Rothschild is actually pronounced "Epstein didn't kill himself"

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Nov 21, 2019

just like THE Ohio State University, it's THE GOLDMAN SACHS

make sure to say "give me a job at THE Goldman Sachs" during your interview

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Nov 22, 2019

THE body built by taco bell

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Nov 24, 2019

THE Hershey's squirts after consuming said Taco Bell

Nov 21, 2019

BMO Capital Markets. Bimo sounds stupid though.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Nov 26, 2019

F

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 21, 2019

Not a bank's mispronounciation, but I had an interviewee once pronounce EBITDA EBIT-dee-ay. Granted he was only an aspiring intern, but the crime was unforgivable

Nov 22, 2019

FDIC is prounounced F - DICK

Nov 22, 2019

FDIC, EBIT DA tip off during the blow job

Nov 24, 2019

We have some bankers and a group head pronounce it like this. I think it's a regional thing.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Nov 25, 2019

I personally don't pronounce it that way but I recall when Joshua Rosenbaum visited my school and repeatedly said "EBIT-dee-ay".

Pretty sure there is nothing wrong with that.

Nov 26, 2019

That's horrible. I worked with an accountant who pronounced it EH-BID-UH which was almost as bad.

Nov 22, 2019

Co-In instead of Cow-in and B-M-O instead of Bee-Mo are the two that come to mind.

Also once heard ScotiaBank pronounced Sco-she-ah Bank before and Societe Generale get americanized to Society General.

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Nov 24, 2019

Lol at you guys getting upset that I mispronounce your crappy bank wrong. BMO, Deutsche, Baird, Nomura, BNP Paribas, Cowen.... maybe we just dont associate with those banks/bankers so we frankly cant pronounce them.

Might as well just pronounce those as "non target".

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Nov 24, 2019

I've always pronouced credit suisse as " credit swees" as that's how it would be in French.

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Nov 25, 2019
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Nov 26, 2019
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Ben J. Riepe
Nov 26, 2019
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just google it...you're welcome