View Full Version : ED-Note the euphemism Picked up, rather than bought

October 26th, 2005, 06:40 AM
:twisted: :^o

October 26th, 2005, 06:59 AM
The thread title has a little bit of commentary (even though it's in the article itself, and it's not your own commentary), but you're still giving readers no idea of what the link is until they click it. For the curious, the title of the article is Microsoft Lines Up Politician Support In Mass. Format Battle. The quotation in question is this
Microsoft has picked up support from two powerful Massachusetts politicians for its stance on “open format” documents.

October 26th, 2005, 07:07 AM
No one thought Microsoft would let Mass go without a fight. Must be nice to have politicians in your back pocket.

October 26th, 2005, 07:33 AM
Must be nice to have politicians in your back pocket.
"The Irish Presidency explains on its website that it is sponsored by Microsoft. Ireland is "the largest software-exporting country in Europe", thanks to a fiscal policy which makes it a tax haven for large US companies: it has a tax rate on patent revenues of 0%."
and i think there are a lot more of that :rolleyes: