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This is the Chinese name for Microsoft.
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[[File:Tang_Jun.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Tang Jun. (Guangzhou Daily)'']]This [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calque calque] can also mean “slightly soft.” Since a microblog can be called a “[[slight erection]],” netizens have asked whether it is better to be “slightly firm” or “Slightlysoft.
  
Netizens have poked fun at the name of Microsoft because in Chinese it literally means, “slightly soft.” A well-known pun for microblog is “[[slightly firm]](referring to an erection). Netizens have joked about which is better, slightly firm or slightly soft.
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[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/academic-integrity-under-fire-in-china-scandals/ Tang Jun], the former president of Microsoft China, became a butt of this pun after he was accused of résumé fraud. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-doctoroff/tang-juns-drama-a-quintes_b_682093.html Tang also became embroiled in a financial scandal case soon after the public learned that his PhD from the California Institute of Technology was fake.] Netizens have joked, “Slightlysoft got Tang Jun hard, while a [[slight erection]] made Tang Jun soft ([http://www.xys.org/forum/db/7/31/234.html 微软让唐骏硬了起来,微勃让唐骏萎了下去]).  
  
[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/academic-integrity-under-fire-in-china-scandals/ Tang Jun], the former President of Microsoft China who was accused of resume fraud, has also become a butt of this pun. Netizens have joked, “Slightly soft (Microsoft) got Tang Jun hard. Slightly hard (microblogs) made Tang Jun soft ( 微软让唐骏硬了起来,微勃让唐骏萎了下去). News of Tang Jun’s alleged resume fraud spread quickly through microblogs.
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Latest revision as of 20:49, 2 February 2021

微软 (Wēiruǎn): Microsoft

Tang Jun. (Guangzhou Daily)

This calque can also mean “slightly soft.” Since a microblog can be called a “slight erection,” netizens have asked whether it is better to be “slightly firm” or “Slightlysoft.”

Tang Jun, the former president of Microsoft China, became a butt of this pun after he was accused of résumé fraud. Tang also became embroiled in a financial scandal case soon after the public learned that his PhD from the California Institute of Technology was fake. Netizens have joked, “Slightlysoft got Tang Jun hard, while a slight erection made Tang Jun soft (微软让唐骏硬了起来,微勃让唐骏萎了下去).