So, listening to the radio, I used to hear people say, “Double-U, double-U, double-U, dot…,” when mentioning a web site.
Recently, though, they have figured out the much simpler ‘Triple double-U, dot…,’ which is all very well and good.
But in the interest of further simplification, I propose that we introduce the word ‘Sextuple- U’ into the idiom.
Besides its obvious advantage of cutting nine clumsy syllables down to four, it does also start with the word ‘sex’ which is a good way to make the kids giggle, is bound to titillate distracted drivers and others who are just barely listening, and give rise to some hilariously awkward misunderstandings.
© Robert Emmett McWhorter