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Sunday, 15 March 2009

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Microsoft confirm the less than obvious.

Computer software giant and inventor of Windows, Bill Gates, has purchased exclusive rights to the usage of a famous saying.

During the American version of Comic Relief, which is called "Relief from Georgebush", he paid almost $2 billion to take over ownership of the saying, "Closing the gates after the horse has bolted".

From now on, anyone, anywhere in the world will only be able to say "Closing the Microsoft after the horse has bolted".

Explaining his reasoning, Mr Gates said he was brassed off, or at least the American equivalent of brassed off, by being constantly referred to by a bunch of useless, yet highly-salaried and pensioned has-been directors of the British banking institutions, who have come to rely on the statement for the past 6 months.

He said that if they weren't at least going to have the courtesy to say "Closing the Mr Gates after the horse had bolted", then he might just gain some valuable extra publicity for his company by buying the phrase.

During the charity event, wealthy reality-show contestant winners, girl and boy bands, rappers and Peaches Geldolf were seen fighting over the rights to purchase the saying "A complete bag of Horse Shit", but because of fierce competition, the auction is still under way 24 hours after the event finished.

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