back to article KIN'ell, Microsoft! Is that a breasticle I see before me?

Is a man's nipple erotic? If, dear reader, you answer yes to that question then perhaps Microsoft's latest efforts to advertise its wares should be slammed for promoting so-called sexting among young people. Earlier this week the software vendor unveiled its KIN "social phone", which is a mobile that nods happily in the …

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Looks like

QA for their adverts is like the QA for there software

wouldnt touch M$ crap with a barge pole.

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QA?

Perhaps you should QA your spelling

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technically

It's the punctuation and grammar that needs checking rather than the spelling :P

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Can't see the keyboard...

...for the breast!

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If the guy has "breasts"

someone fell down slightly on targeting the youthful gym-going market, rather than the fat gynecomastic nerdslobs that are already amply catered for by the DROID

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Paris Hilton

mmmmm...

...mmm man-boobs! -- phawww!

(...Did that sound gay?)

http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/11/22/633629613116483132-manboobs.jpg

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what?!

Are you a moron or something? Where have you been the last 5 years? Windows fans & users love bloat!

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consumer reports

What a strange blog post.

I wonder what they would have made of that Aussie domain hosting ad with Pam Anderson and her foxy friend. Probably it would have made their heads explode :(

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Grenade

Very good

I see you've replace the 'S' with a '$', a witty change based on the propensity for big business to want to make money. Hilarious.

But why hide such inventive genius behind a cloak of anonymity?

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Anonymous Coward

...because

he's a $hithead... Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life.

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Anonymous Coward

RE: ...because

"Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life."

Anyone who still uses the tired old MS shitware needs to get a grip.

There, fixed it for you?

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RE: ...because

"he's a $hithead... Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life."

You just used it too.

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Gates Horns

The New Busy?

You mean the way Vista makes you wait hours for anything to finish? As compared to, say, the old XP busy that was only minutes?

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Joke

Antacids?

Ouch, formic acid is nasty stuff, don't want to have that... Leave it to the ants, really.

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Must be nice

Not having to actually work for a living, I mean to say.

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GET A GRIP CONSUMER REPORTS.

JESUS CHRIST.

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and don't forget...

Don't forget the 'Im a PC' adverts that showed 6 year old kids uploading pictures of themselves to the internet without any adult supervision.

I think they deserve an special prize for repeated marketing fail. The polish website race change still makes me crack up.

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Details...

A young man exposing a naked breast? Quick, let's shut down all the beaches.

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Coat

The most annoying thing...

...about ads like these is their forced folksyness and jangly hippie soundtracks.

Gets right on my tits. As it were.

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Anonymous Coward

You sure this wasn't an Apple ad?

You're the APPLE of my eye, the song very prominently announces.

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More like the new illiterate

Saw one of the Hotmail ads at Wimbledon tonight:

"The new busy learns hang-gliding in their sleep"

... "learns" ??

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Go

Indeed

Yes, then they can have a follow up meeting to discuss the 'learnings'.

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But how do you know it's not singular?

I though that "The New Busy" was like "The New Man" -- in other words an individual rather than a group -- which would make that sentence grammatically correct.

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Headmaster

Not so...

because then it would need to say "in his or her sleep", not "their".

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Anonymous Coward

Plural

All the other ads are plural, see the link from the article: http://windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy/

I won't mention the use of "their" as that, arguably, has gained a gender neutral singular usage.

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Gynecomastia

For the retards who dont know what Gynecomastia means!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynecomastia

YES I did know what this was before! oh hang on....

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Sexual Descrimination!

How dare they only show a male nipple!? They need to make this right by showing lots of ladies nipples too! If they don't want to put this on TV then email me then direct... that'll be fine...

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Anonymous Coward

The main problem seems to be...

... it doesn't actually tell you what kind of phone they're advertising!

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