I was talking to a friend the other day and I said the word "data".
"It's data. The way you say it is annoying." She said to me.
I had flashbacks to my first time on an Ivy League campus where I was corrected on how I spoke several times. No, I did not go to an Ivy League school but the students there felt the need to correct my pronuniciation of several words.
Feeling very self-conscious, because my friends are very smart and bright people and I am not so much, I looked up the pronunciation of the word data. I used dictionary dot com, does anyone actually own a dictionary any more? I wanted to make sure I was saying it the correct way.
Both ways of pronouncing it are correct.
How do you pronounce data?
Day-Ta? or Datta?...
...and which way is annoying?