Apparently Apple Computers settled a legal dispute with Apple Corps by agreeing not to go into the music business – Apple computers would stick with computers and Apple Corps would deal in music, that way people couldn’t get mixed up.
I have followed this dispute, and remember laughing that even the computer’s little audio files couldn’t be called anything remotely musical, and they ended up calling the beep, “so sue me” (sosumi.wav).
This is all hilarious, but what irks me is that every time the dispute is mentioned on the telly or radio, Apple Corps is mispronounced.
The Beatles wanted their record company to be called “Apple Core”, “Corps” used to always be pronounced as “Core”.
Actually saying “Corps” ruins their cunning verbal joke.