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AP Domestic

Sundar Pichai, the Indian American CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has testified on Capitol Hill three times.

But senators questioning him Wednesday via videochat alongside Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey couldn’t pronounce his name correctly, including Sen. Roger Wicker, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Pichai is pronounced “pitch” like in baseball and “chai” like the latte – or “pih-chai” – but lawmakers came up with endless variations, addressing him as “Mr. Pick Eye,” “Mr. Pish Eye” and more. 

Born in Chennai, India, Pichai was the only executive of color and the only immigrant giving testimony Wednesday. He also runs a trillion-dollar company