Latvians clutch sides and cry 'fowl' over Microsoft Vista
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| As global software giant Microsoft proudly previewed its Windows
| Vista operating system, in the small Baltic nation of Latvia, people
| were clutching their sides about the system's name -- which means 'fowl'
| in Latvian.
| Worse still, it's a slang term for a frumpy woman.
| "Everybody in my office bursts out laughing whenever I start talking
| about the new operating system," 26-year-old customer assistance
| manager Zanis, who works in the Latvian capital, Riga, told AFP.