“Cheap High-Quality Software”?

A workmate has been getting spam titled “Get Cheap High-Quality Software”, followed by a list of mostly Microsoft products. When I pointed out that neither adjective was applicable, another workmate pointed out that they applied not to the originals to the copies – i.e. they aren’t making a comment on the quality, but saying “we sell pirate copies cheaply, and our copies are high-quality because they are exactly the same as the original”.

Fair enough, I suppose. That’s definitely the only way it would ever be correct to apply the adjective “high-quality” to a Windows 98 CD…

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