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st: The origin of the word Stata

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: The origin of the word Stata
Date   Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:24:08 -0400

way. It had
> always seemed obvious to me that Stata was pronounced, well, Stata,

But does that rhyme with baiter, barter, or batter? Or can we
pronounce Stata differently, depending on where we are from (or where
we live)?

(If that was deliberately ambiguous, then ignore this question.)

Jeremy "rhyme with baiter" Miles

I imagine that if John F. Kennedy were still with us, he'd agreed with Jeremy.

Sounds like fertile ground for "Stata: The Musical" with a catchy tune

"You say Stayta, and I say Stahta... You say tomayto, and I say tomahto..."

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

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