I wonder why there are still many people who say the term “data-data” instead of “data”. In fact, and as we know, the term “data” is the plural form, whereas the singular form of “data” is “datum”. But the term “datum” is rarely or even never being used (at least, that’s what I’ve observed). Have you ever heard people say “datum”?
The using of the term “data” proved increasingly aggravated by the frequent newsreader or presenter on the television, including also for those who involved in the events on the television programme; from the interviewee and speeches such as the officials, public figures, as well as the community proudly say out loud “data-data” without feeling awkward or feeling guilty at all.
What I would not believe it anymore is about the producers of the television programme. Do they not learn the Indonesian language before they took their position? In fact, a term whose name is often referred to repeatedly, would have the provisions to always be obeyed. Unfortunately, as if not to feel guilty, those people indirectly disseminating incorrect term pridely, and ultimately be justified in terms of the environmental community.
All right then. If they have not known about the correct term “data”, even though it still might not feel they did not know the appropriate term, let’s just forgive their mistakes, as well as God has forgiven our mistakes, okay? So I am advising you right now, please not to either imitate or mention the wrong term again. Starting today: please stop saying “data-data”, just say: “data” instead! Do not repeat the mistake more than once.