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


From   Alex Gamma <gamma@bli.unizh.ch>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: Stata 9 Mata question
Date   Wed, 6 Apr 2005 23:38:59 +0200

...and if you really want to know, Mitsubishi has a car named "pajero", which in Spanish means something very naughty... (requests for translation off-list :-) )

Alex


Am 6.Apr 2005 um 18:45 schrieb Nick Winter:


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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-----Original Message-----
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[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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