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If Ahmadinejad were an American lawyer, he wouldn't make partner

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A new study from the University of Melbourne shows that people with easy-to-say names are more like to be promoted and elected.

The study, titled "The Name-Pronunciation Effect: Why People Like Mr. Smith More Than Mr. Colquhoun," looked at 500 lawyers in the U.S to see how quickly they climbed the ranks in their firms. A mix of names with Anglo, Asian, and Western and Eastern European backgrounds were studied, according to The Atlantic.

The takeaway: Attorneys with more simpler names had a quicker ascent to superior positions in their firms. The same was true for politicians; the simpler the name, the better the chances of being elected.

Looks a four-way tie between Mitt. Rick. Ron. and Newt.

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