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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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SO I was kept awake by what is currently my suspected hernia last night - seeing docs soon..

For some reason I was thinking about how in the US people say the word DATA.  Now recently I have heard Dave call this site da-ta-hop-a....  da and ta as the a in cat; and hop as in what goes in beer.

Whereas I say day-ta-hope-a

Yes I told you it was pretty random.

But then I thought, why on Star Trek generations do all the US crew call Mr Data - "Mr Day-ta" - like how us Limeys say it ?

Is this word data pronounced differently in some parts of the US ?

I have heard posh people in the UK say Dar-Tar too btw.

Oh well enough of my rambling.
Posted September 21, 2012, 13:41:39 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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possible hernia Shocked ouch!!! Sorry to hear that Freddy.

I say the word data two different ways myself.
day-ta like Star trek's Mr. Data
and
da-ta for a data sheet,
it all depends on I guess how the sentence is constructed or what word or words I'm using it with.
for example: "I need to input data into a table" I use day-ta, but if I say "that is not enough data for me to have a clear image" I use da-ta.

when it comes to pronouncing this site I us the Day-ta way. For the hopa part I say hop-a, hop as like hip hop.

would be interesting to hear how Data himself pronounces the site  Grin


Posted September 21, 2012, 14:12:58 PM Logged

Offline Diesel
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I can answer that for you Syber, given that Data is as common as muck, it is pronnounced DAY-AHH OPP-AHH. No 'T' or 'H' are present.  Cheesy
Posted September 21, 2012, 14:29:13 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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Thanks Diesel, very interesting  Grin
Posted September 21, 2012, 14:31:23 PM Logged

Offline Data
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Thanks Diesel mate  thumbsup


Yes get that pain checked out with the doc Freddy.


I have heard people in the UK use both Day Ta and Dar Tar, I think, like Freddy that the posh people would say Dar Tar over here and the other 99% would say Day Ta, me I use Day Ta.

That reminds me, Dr. Pulaski from Star Trek had this problem




As for this site I originally wanted it to be pronounced “Day Ta Hopa” (I hope for data) but over the years more people seem to call it “Day Ta Hopper”, which has kind of stuck but really I don’t mind either.


Dave calling it Dar Tar Hopa was the first time I had heard it pronounced like that.
Posted September 21, 2012, 15:04:53 PM Logged

Offline Diesel
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Thinking about this, all joking apart, sorry about that Data, this thread could cover almost the whole day given the geographical nature of our members. Could be good.  sign-nice-thread
Posted September 21, 2012, 15:41:20 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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As for this site I originally wanted it to be pronounced “Day Ta Hopa” (I hope for data) but over the years more people seem to call it “Day Ta Hopper”, which has kind of stuck but really I don’t mind either.

I'm sure we all agree that no matter how we pronounce it, it is still a great website  Wink
Thank you Data for making it.
Posted September 21, 2012, 17:24:36 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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I think most of us Yanks have 2 different pronunciations for the word, the same as Syber (who, I know, is also a Yank). When I'm referring to information, especially computer information, I use the "short" sound (e..g. "da-tah" - the same sound as in apple - where you blokes get that 'r' in there, Ill never know. Tongue), and yet I pronounce database as "day-tah-base"... Go figure.

The next time I make a video that mentions the site, I'll be sure to use the "correct" pronunciation, even though it sounds exceedingly strange to me. Smiley

And Freddy, I'm thinking good thoughts for you, mate! Be well.
Posted September 21, 2012, 18:26:47 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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The next time I make a video that mentions the site, I'll be sure to use the "correct" pronunciation, even though it sounds exceedingly strange to me. Smiley

And Freddy, I'm thinking good thoughts for you, mate! Be well.

Oh I wasn't implying there was wrong and right, it was just an observation.  Nothing wrong with the way you pronounce it Dave at all Smiley  Besides we have so many different accents in Britain that people often say words differently all over.

And thanks, I'm hoping for a pain free night, they say things come in threes, I'm just not looking forward to what that may be  Shocked
Posted September 21, 2012, 19:19:07 PM
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Offline Data
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I'm sure we all agree that no matter how we pronounce it, it is still a great website  Wink
Thank you Data for making it.

Syber, have you moved house or should I send the cheque to the normal place  Cheesy
Posted September 22, 2012, 11:00:37 AM Logged

Offline sybershot
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That one was on the house  Wink
Posted September 22, 2012, 12:46:22 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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I'd say "suckup" to Syber, but I feel the same way. Cheesy
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Offline Art
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It will come to this one day....

You say Toe-May-Toe and they say Toe-Mah-Toe
same with potato(e) and other similar but pronouncedly differrent words.

Them there's those words like wound, record, wind, etc. that have different pronunciations and meanings!
Geeezz... does it ever end?! scratch-head
Posted September 24, 2012, 11:16:01 AM Logged
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