The iPad is a really bad name. Period

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CALL it PMS -- Pad Mockery Syndrome.

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CALL it PMS — Pad Mockery Syndrome.

The iPad is clearly not the best name Apple could have chosen for its new tablet computer.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the one-button, keyboard-free mobile computing device billed as a cross between a laptop and a smartphone.

But while the announcement caused excitement in the tech world, it also sparked a flood of jokes on the Internet.

The question being asked: "Are there any women on Apple’s marketing team?"

The answer: probably not.

Here is a sampling of comments from Twitter:

 

LizB: iPad. was there a woman on this naming team? will there be different sizes? Mini iPad, maxi iPad?

elahater: Apple obviously needs some women on staff. Just so the words, "um are you sure about that, Steve?" could have been uttered.

Gelatobaby: And you can use the giant QWERTY keyboard to get your period on the #iPad !

herbadmother: Seriously, ‘iPad?’ There are too many of us for whom the phrase ‘my pad just failed’ evokes horror that should never be linked to technology

TimDillon: iPad sounds like a guy with a Boston accent trying to say iPod.

TwittsMcGee: I haven’t heard this many period jokes since I was forced to watch The View last month.

kathycacace: Okay, just one more. The iPad: protecting your data from embarrassing incidents.

lady_justice: Did the prototype come with a belt?

Lymed: Does the Period Tracker app come free?

fauxfruit: If I order this, will my boyfriend and I have to worry if it comes late?

andBegorrah: If you and your friends all buy one, will they sync up?

vlvtjones: So will iffy Wifi coverage be called iSpotting?

babyruthless: Mac made an iPad. It’s Mac’s iPad. Say it with me. Mac’s iPad. Seriously? No one said the name out loud?

morninggloria: Can I get a scented iPad for when my data feels not-so-fresh?

Mary McCarthyite: Everyone, just try to Stay(free) calm and Poise(d). It’s Always nice to see a new product on the market. I Depend on Apple to come up with great ideas. Maybe we’re taking this out of Kotex.

 

— Compiled by staff

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