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bilbo--baggins
Sep 9, 2008, 04:42 PM
Funnest is the sort of bad English that seems to even be creeping into BBC news reports. Is this acceptable to Americans, or is Apple using this as a 'playful' twist of the language?



TEG
Sep 9, 2008, 04:46 PM
I noticed that too, but what would have been better?

"Most Fun iPod Ever"

That just sounds horrid.

TEG

xJulianx
Sep 9, 2008, 04:46 PM
This crossed my mind as well. It seems along the same lines as saying something like 'badder' :p

NT1440
Sep 9, 2008, 04:47 PM
apple always uses words like this. I remember some grammatical error just about a year ago, its just the way apple does things.

dizastor
Sep 9, 2008, 05:14 PM
FUN FACT: Steve Jobs stopped using Macrumors forums after the 15th time he was lambasted fort his bad grammar.

skunk
Sep 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
FUN FACT: Steve Jobs stopped using Macrumors forums after the 15th time he was lambasted fort his bad grammar.Don't you mean "funnest fact"?

panzerjedi
Sep 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
This annoyed me as well. It shouldn't be a word!

mikelong622
Sep 9, 2008, 07:52 PM
This just kinda makes me cringe every time I see the ad. I would think that the brains at Apple could have thought of something better than this. Things like "Thinnovation" for the Macbook Air are ok because it is a completely made up word. "Funnest" is used incorrectly all the time.

EricNau
Sep 9, 2008, 07:54 PM
I'm not even sure it's a word.

Schtumple
Sep 9, 2008, 08:01 PM
I'm not even sure it's a word.

There's no article on it on wikipedia, so we can all safely assume it doesn't exist :p

Therefore the ad is a linguistical paradox.