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Re: You touched one of my pet peeves (was Re: dpkg: syntax error)

* On 2011 27 Mar 21:13 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> That's a double *slash*.  The backslash (on my US "small <Enter>"
> kb) is under the pipe.
> We know this because typewriter keyboards only had one such key and
> so Lower Left To Upper Right became the "slash" key.  When IBM added
> another key, that new key became the backslash.

Even more annoying are some local radio commercials where the voice
says, "aH Tee Tee Pea Colon Backslash Backslash Double-U Double-U
Double-U blah blah blah".

- Nate >>


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