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Old 02-01-2008, 02:39 AM
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OK so we all know he is called 'Data' obviously.

Here in England though we pronounce the word "Day-ta" where as the Americans say "Dah-ta"

Why then is his name pronounced in the English way not the American?
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Respect for the Queen i guess. It is her language after all.
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Here in England though we pronounce the word "Day-ta" where as the Americans say "Dah-ta"

I say "Day-ta" too. I assumed eveyone said it the way I said it, too. Maybe I picked it up from Patrick Stewart then....




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I've heard it pronounced both ways here. I've always prefered day-ta too.
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I say "Day-ta" too. I assumed eveyone said it the way I said it, too. Maybe I picked it up from Patrick Stewart then....




...Dude, I'm in the wrong country.
Not a bad choice of person to pick it up from then

It's just in other American shows they never pronounce it Day-ta. Will keep my ears open
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In one of the episodes from Season 2, Dr. Pulaski asks the same question of Data. She also asks, since he is an android, why would he care about the pronunciation. He responds, "Because one is my name. The other is not."
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OK so we all know he is called 'Data' obviously.

Here in England though we pronounce the word "Day-ta" where as the Americans say "Dah-ta"

Why then is his name pronounced in the English way not the American?
Dood, b/c Great Britan took over France after doubleya doubleya Three and made everybody there speak british english... which is why FRENCHMAN Pickhard speaks bloody english like he walked out of shakespeare academy...
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Even though I've always pronounced Data's name as "day-ta", I still say "da-ta" when I'm talking about the information, as in "da-ta-base". I guess that, to me, it's a good way of differentiating the two. And maybe that's why the producers chose to have Data's name pronounced as "day-ta" even though the North American pronunciation would suggest otherwise.
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His name is Day-ta, just as it's pronounced in TNG. Why would anyone pronounce it differently than the way Trek does?
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His name is Day-ta, just as it's pronounced in TNG. Why would anyone pronounce it differently than the way Trek does?
I meant the way English people say the actual word 'data' compared to Americans, not Data's name.

IE "The data I have on that subject is out of date"

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