Mooquackwooftweetmeow

Concatenating zoölogical onomatopœia since 1999

About Mooquackwooftweetmeow

Hi! This is Mooquackwooftweetmeow, a collection of stuff by Greg K Nicholson.

Thinking Different

Part of the front page of the Apple website:

“Travel light and fast. The new PowerBooks.”

And the equivalent part of the Apple UK and Ireland website:

“Travel light and fast. The new PowerBooks.”

One problem: here in Britain we have adverbs. Light cannot be travelled - it's intangible; fast cannot be travelled - it's a bloody adjective. (Similarly, happy cannot be browsed.)

But of course this is Apple - it's to be expected; at least they don't use my in place of your.

About this entry

This is not how to write proper.

I published this entry on 20 February 2005, late in the evening. That means this is pretty old. Beware parachronisms.

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