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AW: st: Martin and Maarten


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: st: Martin and Maarten
Date   Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:05:52 +0100

<> 

" I think Maarten and Martin should sign their emails Dr. Buis and Dr.
Weiss,
respectively."



We would have to lie, then, as we are both in the "very" final stages of
acquiring our PhDs, with Maarten at least slightly ahead...



HTH
Martin


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Stas Kolenikov
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2010 15:49
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: st: Martin and Maarten

I think Maarten and Martin should sign their emails Dr. Buis and Dr. Weiss,
respectively. That still may lead to confusion if you read these names as
"bice" and "wice", and your "b" sounds are similar to "w" sounds, but that
confusion may only happen at social gatherings after a few drinks.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> In order to reduce confusions that are continually arising, I offer this
> handy guide drawing upon personal experience to list members who
> occasionally or persistently confuse Maarten Buis and Martin Weiss.
>
> 1. Maarten Buis is very keen on Stata and a very active member of this
> list. Martin Weiss is very keen on Stata and a very active member of this
> list. Admittedly, that doesn't help much.
>
> 2. Maarten is Dutch and Martin is German. That doesn't help much for those
> who can't tell the difference, not least because both of them usually post
> in English.
>
> 3. Maarten and Martin both currently are based in Tübingen, Germany.
>
> 4. Maarten is fairly tall and Martin is very tall. This helps a lot, and
is
> highly memorable, but only at users' meetings or other social gatherings
at
> which both are present.
>
> 5. Maarten always posts as Maarten and Martin as Martin, at least as far
as
> I know. This is the only reliable diagnostic.
>
> Now that has all been explained, no further confusion should arise.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>
>
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