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Craig’s List – Five Product Reviewer-Speak Lines Translated

By Craig Anderton | June 25, 2012

A few product reviewers out there have their own nuanced way of saying things, so here are the translations for those not familiar with this unique language. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
“The software installed painlessly, and I was up and running in minutes.”
Hey, this reading the manual thing really works!

 2
“Referring to the screen shot . . .”
Yes, it’s the one from the manufacturer’s website. After all, it’s so freakishly difficult to hit the “print screen” button on Windows computers, or use the Mac “grab” tool.
 
3
“These speakers revealed aspects of the music I’d never heard before in any other speaker!”
I haven’t figured out yet that different speakers have different frequency responses, which would tend to . . . reveal aspects of the music I’d never heard before in other speakers.

4
“Although the documentation was not available in an English version, the user interface was easy enough to figure out.”
Wait a minute! That was the English-language version of the manual? Oooops. Sorry!

5
“This is one unit that’s going to be really hard to send back to the manufacturer.”
Come to think of it, technically speaking, it’s now secondhand . . . hmm, I wonder if I can buy it for dealer cost?

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