Monday, August 3, 2009

Slashed Back

I'd like to call your attention to our latest scourge: Well-meaning radio announcers who, while reading out URLs in commercials, refer to the ordinary slash (/) as a "backslash." Why they feel compelled to even use the word "backslash," goodness only knows, since most people only ever come into contact with the ordinary slash; the backslash is almost exclusively used by DOS and LaTeX heads.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled rant.

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