Sabrina the Teenage Dent wrote: > Much better than "forward slash forward slash" -- the default popular > first choice, but a term not nearly as elegant as "backslash" IMHO. How about 'slash slash'? They can just be 'slash' and 'backslash', the 'forward' is then not required. Of course, we haven't even got started on people who say haitch-tee-tee-pee when it should, of course, be aitch-tee-tee-pee It's aitch-tee-tee-pee-colon-slash-slash-dubble-you-dubble-you-dubble-you, damn you all... The phrase "the earl is haitch-tee-tee-pee-colon-forward-slash-forward- slash-dub-dub-dub", if I were to ever hear it, would probably cause me some sort of seizure. Paul.