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thtownse commented on the word surf the web
I just think the use of the term 'surf' when speaking about the internet is dumb. Don't know why, it just is.
April 18, 2008
frindley commented on the word surf the web
My guess is it comes from channel surfing. Is this dumb for the same instinctive reasons (the terminology, that is, the act isn't under discussion)? Or is it only net surfing that is bothersome?
rolig commented on the word surf the web
It's a clear case of mixed metaphors: one surfs oceans, not webs. What does one do with webs? Crawl them?
June 3, 2008
thebighenry commented on the word surf the web
Yes, if one is a bot.
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