"Heh, heh, you shoulda heard what you just said..."

True story: A few days after initially posting an econometrics query on an email List, I received the following (sincere) question:

"Did you find out more about your Wiener filter?"


  1. Ha. That could probably used as good new name for a condom brand.

    Then again, "filter" implies letting some stuff through, so it would probably be easier to market Novas in Spanish-speaking countries.

  2. Sorry to burst your bubble, but "nova" means the same thing in Spanish as in English--only you get more of a feeling of "newness" in the Spanish.


  3. "Novia," on the other hand, means "girlfriend"--"the new one." Now what does that tell you about Spanish speakers??


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