I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I've had the
experience of people using the term "Mickey Mouse" to mean really
Usually it has been people (customers and colleagues) who are first
generation Australian and my theory is that they are taking the
meaning as Disney like and therefore slick and professional.
The first time I was really surprised, it was when I was selling a
guy a computer and he wanted to make sure that the computer was a
"Mickey Mouse system", the second time it was a new boss praising my
neat and tidy battery display.
alison in Melbourne