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Apple was sued 75 times on Tuesday as former employees of reseller eBizcuss filed individual suits against the iPhone-maker in Paris. eBizcuss was the biggest reseller of Apple products in France until the end of May, when the firm went into administration. In December the eBizcuss CEO Francois Prudent claimed that the financial …

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"Bone of contention"?

Is the expression Apple of discord so little known in English?

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Re: "Bone of contention"?

I would say that it's pretty obscure here, yes. In use by Discordians and classicists maybe, but not the general public.

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Re: "Bone of contention"?

I've never heard it called that, it's always been "the apple of Paris".

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Re: "Bone of contention"?

"You're a dead man"

- Apple Lawyer Corps

;)

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Re: Apple of discord

"An apple of discord is a reference to the... dispute... that eventually led to the Trojan War"

Wasn't that Microsoft?

Um, sorry, wrong sort of Trojans.

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Re: "Bone of contention"?

Yeah... that would have been good, but then no one would be tittering "Heh-heh, he said 'bone'".

In fact, the way things have gone lately, I'm surprised the article wasn't subheaded; That's 15 Fives, and that's a lot!

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It's a shame they didn't add a little gas escaping from the bottom of the apple whilst adding a translation of the famous adage from our Python Overlords.

"Je vous adresse mes plus belles flatulences"

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Not a big fan of Apple, but it is not uncommon for big companies to impose requirements on retailers who stock their products, in order to protect their brand image.

The big problem seems to be that eBizcuss decided to sell almost exclusively Apple products, apparently without securing a guaranteed supply. It isn't obvious how that was Apple's fault.

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Yeah, because no big manufacturer has EVER leaned on a smaller reseller to eschew competitor's products.

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Lazy, disgusting French people

like nothing more than to go "en greve" or in this case start making a case for 5 year pay-offs.

Go away and stay away.

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Re: Lazy, disgusting French people

Lazy, disgusting xenophobic cliche users.

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