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foonon


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Posted Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 3:54am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
Back in the day, the lazy, cool kids said "dub-dub-dub"

I liked that best since it appealed to my inner child's love of nursery rhymes.

~f

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chris_morris00


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Posted Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 8:36am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
for the majority of websites you don't even need to type in the "www" in the address bar, so when i'm reading out addresses i don't usually bother. i add the "http" if its necessary though.

however my friend at univerity, who is an IT student, says "sextuple u"
maybe thats of interest

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scoggy


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Posted Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 1:34pm Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
I picked up the amusingly Baden-Powellish "dub dub dub" in New Zealand back in 2003, and have since been on a half-hearted crusade to bring it to the UK. I've got my wife saying it, and will start on my 2 1/2 year old daughter next.

Slowly but surely...

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Yzsaakc


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Posted Thu Sep 4th, 2008 1:56am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
I wanted to try to get "Trip-Dub" (Triple Double You) started, but I always forget and just leave the http://www.- prefix off altogether when citing/mentioning a website.

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Gilmour


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Posted Thu Sep 4th, 2008 9:25pm Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
When I heard this segmentI considered the french pronunciation, which was when I was taught "double-vay" (or dooble-vay, phoentically).

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samu


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Posted Fri Sep 5th, 2008 2:39pm Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
At the other end of the url, if one really resents the three extra keystrokes, Mac apps TextExpander or Typinator will automatically expand ".uk" to ".co.uk". This produces a little spark of satisfaction every time one does it, so I hope the tip finds its way to Him.

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ekows


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Posted Fri Sep 5th, 2008 7:33pm Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
Here in Slovakia every one prounces WWW "ve ve ve" its realy sweet. Oh and I like .co.uk it trips of the toung in a much nicer way than .com wich is a very solid unamgantive sound

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jpchapman


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Posted Sun Sep 7th, 2008 1:06am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
dub-dub-dub very common here in New Zealand. When you hear it it makes sense. In the same way "Vee Dub" makes sense for the Vee Double U (VolksWagon).

Never liked "triple double u".

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monowai


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Posted Sun Sep 7th, 2008 3:37am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
The hassle with omitting the dub dub dub, is that n00b admins forget that they have to redirect the domain as well as the "hippity tippity" www setting.

So, when grandma forgets to type in www there is a chance she will get directed nowhere or to the wrong webserver - rare, but it happens enough.

You should always be able to skip http though.

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willo


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Posted Sun Sep 7th, 2008 11:06am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
I noticed that they all say "dub dub dub" in New Zealand as well.

You only really need to say it for computer-incapables who couldn't even tell you what a web browser is. Most people know that ----.com means http://www.----.com. Are we here to nursemaid incompetence?

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Wiretrip


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Posted Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 2:23pm Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
How about Thrubble-u or Triple-u?

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Liberty


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Posted Sun Oct 5th, 2008 4:54am Post subject: Pronouncing "www"
Apart from the already-mentioned point that saying 'www' is superfluous, 'wuh wuh wuh' is in practice (if not ostensibly) more difficult than 'double-you double-you double-you', as it requires more breath control. A bit like the way the crazy high-Cs-ridden aria in La Fille du Regiment is easier for Juan Diego Florez than the boring sad aria.

Just saying.

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