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From: Eric Bohlman
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
Date: 13 Sep 2002 07:22:36 GMT
Organization: OMS Development
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firstname.lastname@example.org (The little lost angel) wrote in
>>far better than they actually are. They also use English to decorate
>>their products with little thought to the actual meaning, since few
>>people in their target domestic market can understand it well enough
>>to find it odd.
> Strangely enough, I find the reverse done in some places. People put
> Japanese words on product banners that are vaguely related. Similarly
> nobody knows enough Japanese to figure out if it didn't say what we're
> supposed to think it said. :)
The root cause is the same in both cases, and is pretty common to most
cultures: using foreign words to make something sound more impressive.
Americans used to do it with French phrases or spellings (e.g. promoting
cream to creme).
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