The Funnest Laptop Ever

When Steve Jobs unveiled the new iPod Touch last week with the digital media player’s new tagline, “The funnest iPod ever,” the blogosphere erupted, objecting to the campaign’s use of the superlative form of “fun.” Grammar Girl used her podcast to explain why “funner” and “funnest” generate red-underlined objections in word-processing software and grate the ear so.

This isn’t the first time Apple has played fast and loose with the rules of grammar—remember the company’s “Think different” campaign of the late ’90s?

Still, despite these grammatical offenses, I officially became a complete convert to Apple this week. With an iPhone already in my pocket, I’ve also finally retired my laptop PC for a funner MacBook.

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