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  1. Jimbino says:

    The Internet and the Web are two different things. The WWW is hosted on the Internet, as is FTP, etc. which are not WWW.

    Folks who use “Broadband” don’t know what they’re talking about. They mean “High Frequency” or some such. A high-speed internet modem communicates over a very narrow band at extremely high frequency, so it is in no sense “broadband.”

    Furthermore, “gigabyte” is properly pronounced with a leading soft-g as in “gigantic” which is etymologically related, not with a hard-g as in “girl.” The Doc in Back to the Future got it right. “Gig” with a leading hard-g relates to fishing and public performances.

    Furthermore, “kludge” is pronounced to rhyme with “judge,” “fudge,” and “sludge.” That’s why the word is not to be spelled that way, but as “kluge,” which rhymes with “huge” or “luge.”

    Whatever you do, avoid mimicking the speech of an engineer: they are the ones who skipped all language classes in school, remember? However great they were as engineers, Ford, Edison, Firestone, the Wright Bros, Gates, Dell, Jobs and Wozniak are/were quasi-monolingual.

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