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微软 (Wēiruǎn): Microsoft
 
微软 (Wēiruǎn): Microsoft
  
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 can be translated to means “slightly soft.” A well-known pun for microblog is “[[slight erection]],” and netizens have jokingly compared the two to see 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, while a slight erection (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).