iPad — a name only a man could love

Apple unveiled its long-awaited iPad yesterday, and while it might be a terrific computing device, it hasIPad a name that will make millions of women think of one thing only. Period.

Here are some of the funny comments on Twitter, as compiled by the Winnipeg Free Press:

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

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

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.

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?

If you enjoyed this piece, you'll love Melvin's novel Bala Takes the Plunge, available in North America through Amazon.com and McNallyRobinson.com You can also find it at major bookstores in India and Sri Lanka or online at FlipKart, IndiaPlaza, FriendsofBooks or other sites. A number of readers have written reviews of the novel. An excerpt of the novel can be read here.

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