Monday, December 17, 2007

Neologisms: d'u-d'u-d'u, dyu-dyu-dyu, du-du-du

For 14 years now we've endured the World Wide Mouthful when giving Web addresses orally: www..., that is, double-u-double-u-double-u...

I once heard someone try to promote the truncated dub-dub-dub... but it never caught on.

So how about truncating double-u as double-u (pronounced dyoo)? So becomes dyu-dyu-dyu-dot-n-p-r-dot-org. For all who weblog or publish Web pages, and those who talk about it, this would make pronouncing our Web hash much, much easier on the lips, teeth, and tip of the tongue.


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