What Is Up With Microsoft’s Grammar?

Ok, I’ve gotten over the whole “grammatical flow” issue I had (and still have) with the Windows Phone 7. I mean, isn’t that just awkward to say? It sort of hurts my mouth muscles a little bit each time I say – and my brain tweeks whenever I read it.

To add to the discontent with Microsoft’s choice of grammatical sentence structure, check out this add I saw for the new Windows Phone 7. The add is promoting their Youtube channel, and the part that kills me is the title that reads:

Check Out Really Moments

So what is it with Microsoft and their choice of words?

It drives me completely crazy – and not in a good way.

You’d think that if they wanted to sell more phones and actually compete with Apple or Android phones, then they’d come up with a marketing campaign that wasn’t painful.

I know… I know… I’m not the most perfect person in the world when it comes to grammar. But then again, I do all of my own writing – Microsoft has millions to pay marketing firms.

Thoughts?

  • Stevieg

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Robert. The crucial point is that they’re paying people big money to do the job and yet nobody bothers to check!
    I saw a full-page ad on the back of a glossy magazine the other day for a hugely expensive Montblanc pen – complete with actual diamond PLUS a glaring error right in the middle of the copy! Classy? Er, no.