When they say "dahta"?
There is more than one North American accent.
If someone from Kentucky - that's Kay-un-tah-kee to you - says "metadata" you'll just have time for a quick loo trip before they finish. While a proper Noo Yoiker will have it all out in an aural burp so brief the sound will be blue shifted.
I recognise the Dabbs version, but yours is surely more educated East Coast?