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A message that the product is shipping in “Winter 2013/2014”

Source: Tile

While it’s no doubt unintentional, ignoring an entire hemisphere (for which there is no winter in 2013/2014) is easily perceived as being parochial or worse.

Of course, users in the southern hemisphere can fairly readily interpret “Winter 2013/2014” as meaning sometime around the change of the year. But why should they have to?

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