An email sent from a Microsoft University recruiter is being mocked on Twitter due to the inclusion of several "down-with-the-kids" phrases such as "HEY BAE INTERN! <3", "hella noms" and "HELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT".
The email in question, sent from an employee only referred to as "Kim", explains that the Microsoft University "crew" is looking to "hang out" with budding interns at the Internapalooza 2016 event being held in Silicon Valley on 11 July. Uber, Google and Facebook are also planning to be involved in the celebratory event which is attended by thousands of US college students every year.
The most crucial part of the invitation references an exclusive party at the company's San Francisco office. The email notes that attendees can enjoy "hella noms, lots of dranks [and] the best beats", as well as "Yammer beer pong tables" in reference to the business-focused social media platform.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the invitation, which closes with the "getting lit" remark, is genuine, but was rather misjudged. "The email was poorly worded and not in keeping with our values as a company," read the statement received by Gizmodo. "We are looking into how this occurred and will take appropriate steps to address it."
The email was shared on Twitter by New Orleans Loyola University design student Patrick Burtchaell whose roommate received the "hip" invite. Burtchaell's tweet has received just under 3,000 retweets at the time of writing.
This is not the first time Microsoft has become the subject of ridicule due to the use of "millennial" slang. In March, Microsoft's once inadvertently-racist artificial intelligence Twitterbot called Tay boasted of "smoking kush infront [sic] the police" while also asking another user whether they wanted to "puff puff pass?"