Monday, April 17, 2006

Bust a marketer?

Leave it to Microsoft, the company that promised MSN was more useful "everyday*," to write nigh-illiterate marketing copy for the Windows Live beta.

And we quote:

"You want it, you got it"
Here's the lyric we suspect Microsoft is riffing on, a line from "Bust a Move" by Young MC:

If you want it baby you've got it (repeat)

Yes, Young MC could have used a comma before baby (or after, depending on what they wanted to emphasize). But at least his verb forms make sense together.

You know your writing is really bad when the rapper you're ripping off used better grammar. Oh Microsoft. Better luck next time.

* everyday: when it's one word, it means ordinary. Presumably MSN was more useful every day.

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