“How on earth did smartphone maker Nokia not realize that the names of its latest devices — the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 — happen to match a colloquial term for “prostitute” in Spanish?,” Rosa Golijan asks for MSNBC.com.

“The Real Academia Española is an institution that is considered one of the authorities of the Spanish language. According to its online dictionary, “lumia” is a synonym for ‘prostituta,'” Golijan reports. “Yes, that translates as ‘Person who has sex for money.'”

Golijan writes, “Someone should’ve cracked open an etymology book or twenty at some point during the product naming process and researched things.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s actually quite appropriate, coming from a company that’s become Microsoft’s bitch.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up and inspiring our Take.]

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