John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Jul 2 09:44:09 AEST 2016

Jacob Ritorto scripsit:

> Does anyone besides me bristle at the term "forward slash?"  In my day
> (although I'm under fifty), we called them slash and backslash.  The M$
> culture seems to encourage this redundant advective as normal parlance.

I encourage it, after hearing people say "Aitch tee tee pee, colon,
backslash, backslash, ...."

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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It isn't from a clever lawsuit / That Windowsland will finally fall,
But thousands writing open source code / Like mice who nibble through a wall.
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