Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 08:50 UTC
Apple The European Union has stated today that it is taking the "exploding" iPhone issues very, very seriously. EU consumer watchdog Meglena Kuneva has explained that if national authorities find out that manufacturing faults are the cause of the issue, the iPhone will face an EU-wide recall.
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Watch your language please!
by vasko_dinkov on Tue 29th Sep 2009 13:14 UTC
vasko_dinkov
Member since:
2005-09-13

Calling Meglena Kuneva a "watchdog" is a bit unkind. I know you didn't mean to offend but still.. She is very respected not only in Bulgaria but in Brussels too and has proven that she really cares about consumers like you and me so please use a bit more proper language in such cases.

And if it turns out there is a real issue with exploding iPhones, then I will fully support her. It doesn't matter if it's Apple or company X...

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Watchdog IS a positive term ;) .

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qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

I can be torched by saying this but:

How do we call a female watchdog then? ;)

/me hides

Edited 2009-09-29 14:34 UTC

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RE: Watch your language please!
by memson on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:21 in reply to "Watch your language please!"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Calling Meglena Kuneva a "watchdog" is a bit unkind.


No, no it isn't. Next time, please look up the meaning of a term if you are unsure of what it means. It has nothing to do with insulting, it is actually used to mean "overseer" or "person who keeps an eye on things" or "person who looks out for wrong doing".

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Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

I disagree with you here. While the definition itself doesn't hold a negative meaning, labeling someone a "watchdog" implies (to me at least) that they are overprotective and the "dog" in the name can also bring associations to being less than human. All in all a negativistic portreyal and I also thought at first that Thom didn't agree with her and thought she's way over her head with this.

Calling her an overseer or such would be much more better if it was ment to be a compliment.

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