Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Sat Feb 11 16:41:02 MST 2006

On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 16:25 -0700, Justin Findlay wrote: 
> Because do you even know how much of a chore it is to say "If you need
> to contact me, my web site is <breath, brief supplication heavenward
> for correct elocution> double-U double-U double-U dot mydomain dot
> US".

By using incorrect punctuation, you have failed to realize the full
advantage of my suggestion. Ask yourself, which is more reasonable:
"double-U double-U double-U dot mydomain dot US"?
"double-U double-U double-U dot mydomain dot US?"

On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 16:30 -0700, Ross Werner wrote:
> "W (double U) has, of all the letters in our alphabet, the only cumbrous 
> name, the names of the others being monosyllabic. This advantage of the 
> Roman alphabet over the Grecian is the more valued after audibly spelling 
> out some simple Greek word, like epixoriambikos. Still, it is now thought 
> by the learned that other agencies than the difference of the two 
> alphabets may have been concerned in the decline of "the glory that was 
> Greece" and the rise of "the grandeur that was Rome." There can be no 
> doubt, however, that by simplifying the name of W (calling it "wow," for 
> example) our civilization could be, if not promoted, at least better 
> endured."

A few years ago I encountered some people who pronounced
as "dub dub dub dot example dot com". The meme seems to have died, but I
propose we resurrect it by pronouncing "w" as "dub".

(You have to admit that ending the last two sentences "dot com." or
"dub." would have just looked stupid.)

Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at
                           google talk:   stuart.jansen at
:0                         # copy & paste for your convenience
* ^From:.*sjansen@
/dev/null                  # /ignore sjansen!*@*
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : 

More information about the PLUG mailing list