One thing that really annoys me is when people emphasise every letter in WWW . It feels like they're wasting my time!
Obviously it's much much longer than what it actually stands for. I've read some where that Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who invented the internet only meant for WWW to be a temporary name, but it caught on too well before he could change it.
So, how do you pronounce it? Do you know any other shortenings which are longer than the original?
I don't say it.
For instance, if I were to tell some one about this site, I'd simply say Frihost dot com.
I think that a large enough alternative to be included in the poll; please edit that option in.
Can I edit the poll? It's not showing up when I hit 'edit'.
Regardless, how would you say it if you needed to?
I say Double u, double u, double u, sorry if it annoys you.
I can never say double u double double u without the dot.
When I'm talking about an address I don't say it at all, but if I do I'll rather use double u, double u, double u, dot, ...
No, I don't think that sounds good!
Talking about it in general I'd use world wide web though!
I actually usually don't even say WWW, I just say the name of the site, whatever.com, but when I do say it...
I say double u double u double u.
i don't say it at all. i just say [site name].com/.net/...
Yeah, I just usually say "website dot com".. and like everyone else, if I have to say it, I say "double u, double u, double u.."
I never knew that it sounded annoying to some people.
double you double you double you dot fry host dot com
uhh.....I pronounce it as triple w (double u).
ve ve ve punkt frihost punkt com
That's how I say it - in Swedish
That's kind of saying V V V in Swedish. Shorter than W W W.
well i usually dont say www... but well when i have to say i say it has double u double u double u ... but why would any1 say world wide web lol waste of time
I pronounce it like "VVV" or even don't use www-prefix, just saying address of page, like frihost-dot-com.
I am swedish so I say like it should have been V V V as Loghete said. It sounds like "Veveve".
I don't think I ever have said that in English before. If I have than I think I have said like it is in swedish
agreed nebver say it, but when i do i emphasise it as much as i can
Swedish pronounciation of VVV (ve ve ve). But I say dot for dots . even if it's called punkt (er) here in sweden, since I am speaking swenglish.
I prefer saying (website).com instead of the www.(website).com unless I need to. If I do, I say double u double u. Only twice. I don't know, I find it long to say the "w" thrice.
I don't use www that much. While talking about a website or mentioning a website I prefer to say or type the site without the www. But when I pronounce www I pronounce it as duble u duble u duble u in a faster way. So I say daulu daulu daulu really fast.
I never say www.
I just usually say frihost dot com or frihost punt com
(punt is dutch for dot )
I think the WWW is just stupid. It's just a sub domain that mirrors the actual site. It's like some guy was like, "My URL isn't cool enough, it needs a "world wide web" in front of it, hehehe". But now, it just seems like part of a web site's address, which is why I use it. I usually just say "double-u double-u double-u".
Most of the time I don't say it, but if I do I say it in my own language (dutch). The best example I can give is this:
it sounds a bit like: way way way.
When I say www (and usually I cut it out from the addresses), I say v v v (in Norwegian) almost like: veh veh veh
If you have Microsoft Sam text-to-speech, the closest would be ve-ih ve-ih ve-ih
who ? what ? where ?
whoa ! whoa ! whoa !
depending on my mood.
I've also observed that it annoys the heck out of most people if you constantly keep pronouncing the "dot" as "full-stop" or "decimal point" instead.
ROFLMAO I love it! I am going to do that from now on to annoy all those internet snobs out there!!!
If I'm saying WWW, I will say it as Double u, double u, double u. Their all capitals so that's how you are supposed to say it and and trying to say it how it looks just sounds a mess
Like most people here, I also don't mention it when referring to a site. URL's rarely require it.
None of the above... I just say the name of the website.
Example... instead of saying www.yahoo.com
I say yahoo.com
Like most of the replies here so far, I tdo my best not to say it all all... but if I need to say it, it iw always double u double u double u dot whatever dot com/net/org/etc
Depend to whom I m talking to... If it's someone who use the net often, I skip the www but if it's to someone who is a newbbie on the net, I ll use "double u double u double u".
But it does bug me when someone say "double u ect" to me! It's a bit like stating the obvious I feel...
Who, what, when, where, why...? Wait, that's 5 W's...
When I do say it, it's "double u double u double u", but I usually cut that part out as I usually assume people will include that. For the websites that DON'T have the WWW, I always mention that fact.
(three w dot) frihost dot com
Yea.. I think it depends on who I spoken with and WHAT website too! The more well known the website is, the more i "skip". eg, I said google and hotmail, and then bbc.co.uk. If the person is in doubt i guess i have to say "double u double u double u"
I don't say www because it's a waste of time, just say the website without it and people will know anyways.
I mainly say double u, double u, double u. But since I'm norwegian, I also say just v v v.
I never say it. I will say gmail dot com. The only time i ever use www. is when i have to at school to get to the school website because our school is stupid and if you dont the school site won't work.
You know, I never really thought about this one.
Just like everyone else I don't ever say it.
But if I do...
I'm from Tx, lol.
So just like our "good" ol' president, I say dub-ya.
I'm a double u double u double u kinda guy. Normally I just say that to people who are unfamiliar with the net.
Correction...I worked for Mr. Berners-Lee while attending MIT for the World Wide Web Consortium (w3.org).....he did not invent the Internet, that had been in place for almost 40 years, he wrote the Hyper Text Transfer Protocal (http) that made the world wide web a reality.
Please check your facts.
wowowee. I don't say it. I just say nba.com or frihost.com.
It's simple, I say triple w.
Hmm.. usually I don't say it at all since the URL address will still work without www in front. But talking about WWW in general, of course I would said its full definition, world wide web.
Double u x3 since it is an acronym for World Wide Web and should be pronnounced like letters as such IMO.
Honestly I never even type WWW in when I go to websites anymore cause it isn't really necessary... sometimes I wonder why it is even up there.... but ya when I say it I still say World Wide Web cause Double-U, Double-U, Double-U would just get to annoying.... lol
Usually I don't include the www. bit because on a lot of websites, it is unecessary, but sometimes I do say it and that is double u double u double u
I always say double u, double u, double u. It really annoys me when people just say it twice - that's far worse than not saying it at all because if you put in two w's, you're not going to find anything!
Like most people here, I don't actually say the www. But when I do, it's either "Double U Double U Double U", or "Dub Dub Dub" (I never used to say Dub Dub Dub, but I know quite a few people that do, and it caught on )
Yeah, he invented the World Wide Web
If I do say the www part I say "double u double u double u". Anything else sounds really stupid to me. You really don't need to use the "www" part though.
In my country (Romania) we pronounce in other ways.
But when I'm talking to a foreign person I use: double u, double u, double u.
meet in rio
I either don't say it at all (more often than not), or I just shorten it and say 'double u dot'.
I have voted for :-
Double u, double u, double u
I think it became something normal to give someone any address without saying www .
Users of the net got the address without it .
But when you write any address you find yourself normally begin the address with www .
I say it double u, double u, double u. =P
I usually say 'Double u, Double u, Double u'... sometimes I said just site name without www
Well, since my school filter is dumb and filters some sites out if you don't put a www. in front of it, I sometime specify that there needs to be a "double u double u double u" in front of it. I'm thinking of switching to "triple double u", but then if I say it to an illiterate friend, they might type "tripledoubleu"...hey, that might actually be kind of cool!
I am actually interested in how this would be said in other languages. "v v v"--that's pretty cool!
Actually, some domains will not work if you don't type the www. For example: http://osfree.org/ does not work while http://www.osfree.org/ works.
If it's me... Usually I don't spell the "www" thing, just the domain, like frihost[dot]com etc
but when I should say www, I say it using double u double u double u, but here, in my country, it spell "we we we"
I usually say "all the double-yoos dot" etc - am I the only one to do that?!
Kidd, I think some people say "world wide web" bacause it's quicker than saying "double u double u double u"
Though I do think it sounds a bit weird - has anyone noticed they hardly ever give the www. bit in adverts too? Proves that even the hoi polloi don't need it these days...
i just use the double u version - anythin else is gay
Triple double u dot.
I say it just "tri dubl u" (in Russian) - in english it sounds like "three w"
I normally say it as "double u, double u, double u," but I've also heard it said "triple double u" by people television (it was a part of a song, though; I guess I can't blame them). It's always interesting to see how many different ways things such as acronyms can be pronounced. The possibilities are (sometimes) endless.
I've actually given up saying that first bit when I'm telling people website addresses. I pronounce it "double u, double u, double u" by the way.
Just say josso.co.uk or whatever, anyway in most browsers it'll asume you are talking about http:// automatically anyway.
Well, for me, normally I would say thesite.com, excluding the www. However, normally I do say "double u, double u, double u," and the "dot" before the name of the website. In many cases, I would say "dub, dub, dub," only because I'm lazy at the point.
I usually don't say it, since most web browsers don't require that you type it anyway. Therefore, when giving someone a web addresss, I leave out the w's as well at the http:/. However, on the rare occasions when I don't leave it out, I just say "double-u, double-u, double-u dot". After all, that's what makes the most sense to me.
I don't usually say "www". But if I need to say it in my country, Korea, I would say sound like...well I can not spell it exectly here, because English does not have that sound...it sounds like "tta tta tta" if I try to spell it.
normally i omit it....but if im talking to a complete noob who hasnt got the slightest clue, ill say either:
dub-yu, dub-yu, dub-yu
haitch, tee, tee, pee, colon, slash, slash
Usually most people say it as:
But it is a very rare exception of an acronym who's syllables are greater than what it actually represents. Another is FTW, for the win. Most people do not actually say the WWW but just the host name. WWW is too long in most cases, and people stick with the host name. I don't know of anyone who says World Wide Web.blahblah.com.
... something like (WWW) 'triple W dot"
Dub-a-u-dub-a-u-dub-a-u-dot-*put what you want here*-dot-cohm
I think it should be Double-U, but it is just lazy/sillyness that drives me to say it the way I do I suppose.
*sigh*....In English, ya know where the entire concept of the WWW and the Internet itself was created (America), it's always pronounced double-u double-u double-u, newbies or people wishing a shortcut (which I don't understand, it's only 3 letters not whole words) can say it however they like.
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