Mispronounced & Misused: It's Time We Get Clear on "Namaste"
This conversation has been happening in the media for years, but for many of us, this is new. Namaste is mostly used incorrectly, and it's making South Asian people's "skin crawl." Even more embarrassingly, our pronunciation is horrible. How did we get it so wrong? I've been weening this word out of my classes for years, but I haven't been talking about it explicitly. I have been trying to teach by example. But my class participants are so accustomed to saying Namaste, t