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Poll on pronouncing URLs

Poll #423892 Pronouncing URLs

How do you pronounce the "www" portion of many Internet hostnames? For example, www.livejournal.com:

double-you, double-you, double-you
80(65.0%)
wuh wuh wuh
5(4.1%)
wub wub wub
0(0.0%)
web
0(0.0%)
wibble
0(0.0%)
dub dub dub
7(5.7%)
dubya dubya dubya
14(11.4%)
vé vé vé
3(2.4%)
uve doble, uve doble, uve doble
0(0.0%)
world wide web
0(0.0%)
some other way
14(11.4%)

Some other way? explain here.

How would you pronounce the portion afterwards? For example, in www.livejournal.com? "[www]" stands for your answer to question 1.

[www] dot LiveJournal dot com
106(85.5%)
[www], LiveJournal dot com
13(10.5%)
[www] point LiveJournal dot com
0(0.0%)
[www] full-stop LiveJournal dot com
0(0.0%)
[www] period LiveJournal dot com
0(0.0%)
[www] point LiveJournal point com
0(0.0%)
some other way
5(4.0%)

Some other way? explain here.

How about a hostname that doesn't start with "www"? For example, pics.livejournal.com:

pics, LiveJournal, com
2(1.7%)
pics dot LiveJournal dot com
115(95.0%)
pics, LiveJournal dot com
1(0.8%)
pics point LiveJournal point com
0(0.0%)
pics, LiveJournal point com
0(0.0%)
some other way
3(2.5%)

Some other way? explain here.

How do you pronounce the beginning part of HTTP URLs? For example, http://www.livejournal.com:

aitch tee tee pee, colon, slash slash
46(38.0%)
aitch tee tee pee, colon, double slash
12(9.9%)
haitch tee tee pee, colon, slash slash
9(7.4%)
haitch tee tee pee, colon, double slash
2(1.7%)
aitch tee tee pee
13(10.7%)
haitch tee tee pee
7(5.8%)
huttup
0(0.0%)
huttup, colon, slash slash
1(0.8%)
I don't pronounce this bit
22(18.2%)
some other way
9(7.4%)

Some other way? explain here.

How do you pronounce email addresses? for example, support@livejournal.com

support at LiveJournal dot com
122(99.2%)
support at-sign LiveJournal dot com
0(0.0%)
support, LiveJournal dot com
0(0.0%)
some other way
1(0.8%)

Some other way? explain here.

What do you call the "@" symbol on its own?

at
72(59.5%)
at sign
39(32.2%)
commercial at
1(0.8%)
commat
1(0.8%)
that squiggly thing
0(0.0%)
the email symbol
1(0.8%)
something else
7(5.8%)

Something else? explain here.

How do you pronounce parts of a URL after the hostname? For example, http://www.livejournal.com/support/submit.bml

support slash submit dot bee em ell
30(24.4%)
slash support slash submit dot bee em ell
83(67.5%)
support, submit dot bee em ell
2(1.6%)
slash support, submit dot bee em ell
0(0.0%)
support, submit, bee em ell
3(2.4%)
slash support, submit bee em ell
0(0.0%)
some other way
5(4.1%)

Some other way? explain here.

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