Funnest = bad english

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bilbo--baggins, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
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    TEG

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    I noticed that too, but what would have been better?

    "Most Fun iPod Ever"

    That just sounds horrid.

    TEG
     
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    xJulianx

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    This crossed my mind as well. It seems along the same lines as saying something like 'badder' :p
     
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    NT1440

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    apple always uses words like this. I remember some grammatical error just about a year ago, its just the way apple does things.
     
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    dizastor

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    FUN FACT: Steve Jobs stopped using Macrumors forums after the 15th time he was lambasted fort his bad grammar.
     
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    skunk

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    Don't you mean "funnest fact"?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    This annoyed me as well. It shouldn't be a word!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Schtumple

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    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.
     

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