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From   "Wallace, John" <John_Wallace@affymetrix.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: OT: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question
Date   Wed, 6 Apr 2005 12:05:14 -0700

Check out http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp for a
debunking of this hoary old chestnut.

Best regards
-JW

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Scheltema,
Karen E.
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 9:17 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question

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

Karen E. Scheltema, MA, MS

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Richard.
Williams
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:15 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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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