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www.xxx.gov (pronunciation of URLs)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by olisagar, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. olisagar New Member

    France
    French
  2. GerardM

    GerardM Senior Member

    Paris, France
    French
    Hi olisagar,

    > http://www.census.gov
    http colon slash slash w w w dot census dot gov

    > www.[B]statistics[/B].gov.uk
    (http colon slash slash) w w w dot statistics dot gov dot uk

    Is that what you asked for?
     
  3. johnblacksox Senior Member

    English - US
    I might say "forward slash" instead of "slash". Just an option.

    Also, when speaking websites, the "http" part is almost never said.

    So http://www.census.gov would be spoken as either w w w dot census dot gov, or even more simply, census dot gov, with the w w w implied.
     
  4. Meille Senior Member

    Quebec, Canada
    English
    :tick:

    :tick: (or the colon or the forward slashes)

    Or: dub dub dub dot census dot gov
     
  5. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    Can we say "3 w" -as we often say in french- or "triple w" maybe ?
     
  6. Gwan Senior Member

    Indre et Loire, France
    New Zealand, English
    I suppose people would understand, but it's not how a native speaker would say it. Dub dub dub or doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou (or just drop that bit altogether, as suggested).
     
  7. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    maybe a silly question, but where does "dub" come from, here ? from the verb ?
     
  8. Gwan Senior Member

    Indre et Loire, France
    New Zealand, English
    W = doubleyou (double 'u') = dub. As far as I know, people only started saying 'dub' for w when www. came along (easier to say) and it's restricted to that context. You wouldn't say something like "I live on Wall Street - that's spelt dub ay el el..."

    PS Maybe the title of the thread should change since we're not actually talking about email addresses?
     
  9. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    oh I get it ! double-->dubble--->dub

    I agree, should be "Lire des adresses de sites internet" instead.
     

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