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?

One Response to “What Is Up With Microsoft’s Grammar?”

  1. 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.

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