Josh (desh) wrote,
Josh
desh

Pet peeve time!

Without looking at a keyboard or anything else...

...I know for certain that the forward slash is the mark that goes from top-left to bottom-right and the backslash is the other one
8(12.5%)
...I know for certain that the backslash is the mark that goes from top-left to bottom-right and the forward slash is the other one
49(76.6%)
...I'm pretty sure of one of these, but not definite
3(4.7%)
No idea
4(6.2%)

Without looking at a (standard American QWERTY) keyboard...

...I know for certain that the forward slash is the one above the Enter key and the backslash is the other one
12(19.0%)
...I know for certain that the backslash is the one above the Enter key and the forward slash is the other one
43(68.3%)
...I'm pretty sure of one of these, but not definite
2(3.2%)
No idea
6(9.5%)

Without looking at your screen...

...I know for certain that the forward slash is the one in almost every URL
49(76.6%)
...I know for certain that the backslash is the one in almost every URL
7(10.9%)
...I'm pretty sure of one of these, but not definite
3(4.7%)
No idea
5(7.8%)

Does it bother you when people read out a URL and use the wrong term to describe the slashes?

YES!
20(31.2%)
A bit.
15(23.4%)
No.
25(39.1%)
I never noticed the difference.
4(6.2%)
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