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RE: st: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question
Date   Wed, 06 Apr 2005 12:45:49 -0400

And, alledgedly, "Enco" changed its name to "Exxon" in part because "Enco" means "stalled car" in Japanese.

--Nick

At 11:16 AM 4/6/2005 -0500, you wrote:

That was the Nova, or "no va", which in Spanish, means "doesn't go".

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Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question


At 11:11 AM 4/6/2005, you wrote:
>Which is an argument for pronouncing it Mayta.

I don't remember the exact details, but I think Ford or one of the other
car companies once introduced a car whose name meant "Doesn't run" in
Spanish.  It didn't sell too well overseas. :)

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