Apple using improper grammar for ipod ad...

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  1. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    I swear I thought it said 'the funniest iPod ever.'
    :D

    No, but really...is this the only ad where they've used improper grammar...or did I just miss the others?
     

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  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I thought that is how Americans speak?
    :confused:

    I agree it is wrong grammatically… but… then again so is Think Different.
    ;)
     
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  4. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Ayup. Let me be the first of many to note here that it's perfectly cromulent.
     
  5. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Grammar is a malleable tool; what you learned in elementary school may no longer be valid. This is an informal add, so using "funnest" is fine.
     
  6. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    LOL You have embiggened that word you iconoclast!
     
  7. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it is a very good ad. Like you, I thought it said "funniest" iPod ever.
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    In English: The Most Fun iPod Ever....

    In American: The Funnest iPod Ever... :eek:

    :D
     
  9. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Sorry, but I'm an American and "funnest" definitely rubs my ear the wrong way. Was that the best Apple could come up with?
     
  10. Nicolecat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose they shot down... "Could an iPod be more funner."

    :p
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Ask the people at "Typo Eradication Advancement League"

    They'll tell you that correcting these errors can lead to your arrest.
     
  12. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    As long as it doesn't say "iPod Touch -- It could of been nucular", I'll let it slide...
     
  13. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    As opposed to the correct grammar of "iPod Touch -- It could HAVE been nucular"

    Was that intentional on your part?
     
  14. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    I take it you're OK with the "nucular" part then? :rolleyes:

    Ya think?

    I can put up with minor misdemeanors like foilage, nucular and for all intensive purposes, but could/should/would of is where I draw the line. What was the point of learning a second language when the idiots who speak it on a daily basis can't even put coherent sentences together?
     
  15. Googon macrumors member

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    English always mutates because it is spoken everywhere in the world and there are tons of countries on other sides of the planet speaking it and we all sort of mutate and speak it our own way. It will start with accents at first, but eventually it will mutate enough to be a whole new language. It happened with latin, and spanish.

    Don't be a snobby grammar geek and correct grammar, to the vast majority of the world, that is the right grammar fluently, but technically it is incorrect.

    Arrgh!
     
  16. gloss macrumors 601

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    You should also take into account that advertising is supposed to catch your attention one way or another, so non-standard English is going to be par for the course.

    That said, I think it's kind of a lousy tagline. 'A little video for everyone' for the 3G Nano, by comparison, was a great little pun.
     
  17. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    it gets people to discuss it though and that is good.

    but 'think different' is not necessarily bad grammar. think apple, think pink, think fast. like that... if you take it to mean differently, an adverb to think then yes, it is wrong. but, if you use it as a concept rather, it is perfectly fine

    like: what is the meaning of different. how do we define different. that sort of meaning
     
  18. davidy macrumors 6502

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    Right of wrong - it got your attention and that is the purpose of advertising.
     
  19. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Absolutely! It may not be the winningest commercial ever, but it is pretty, err... winningy?
     
  20. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    But equally, language is only useful when it's standardised.
     
  21. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    this made me giggle inside and out :p
     
  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Or in Australia:

    "The iPod touch - it's heaps fun eh ya mad ****?!"
     
  23. jmann macrumors 604

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    I think it is useful as long as it gets the point of across. Who cares if it is standardized (USA :rolleyes:) It is different in every country and depends on who is speaking.

    :D
     
  24. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

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    I seriously think this is a non-issue.

    OR

    I done think this aint no issue. :D
     
  25. allbrokeup macrumors 6502

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    and let me say that I have embiggened that word into my vocab :D:D
     

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