Microsoft Dismisses Music Player’s Linguistic Lapse

Randy Boswell, reporting for CanWest News Service:

A Microsoft spokeswoman in Montreal told CanWest News Service that “it was pointed out to us” during focus groups in the province that the proposed brand name sounded much like a French-Canadian term used as a euphemism for penis or vagina.

(Via Ken MacGray via email.)

Saturday, 16 September 2006