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Yes, Maatkit‘s name was inspired by Ma’at, which has an apostrophe. But there is NO apostrophe in the name of the popular toolkit for MySQL users.
I’m just sayin’.
Written by Baron Schwartz
January 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
Posted in Maatkit,SQL
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Wikipedia seems to think it can be spelled without the apostrophe… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maat
27 Jan 10 at 10:39 am
Yes. I should have said “it’s often spelled Ma’at in English.” But of course isn’t an English word anyway and it was not originally written in the Latin alphabet.
27 Jan 10 at 10:50 am
I have submitted changes to the wikipedia page and will update my blog posts that have this….I know I’m guilty!
27 Jan 10 at 12:15 pm
Ooh, wikipedia page? I thought it got removed b/c it was not significant enough or something. Maybe we’re moving up in the world! :)
27 Jan 10 at 1:02 pm
No, it still has a warning that there aren’t enough external links to the wikipedia page, and that it may or may not meet the requirements of what makes a person Wikipedia-able, but the notice is dated Oct 2008 and nobody’s taken it down yet.
27 Jan 10 at 1:04 pm
This inspired me to add Maatkit to here:
Since I’ve never really had the opportunity to say so before, thanks!
27 Jan 10 at 4:44 pm
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