If you’re lucky enough to live in the Cleveland area, starting today you’ll be hearing some fancy radio spots promoting the University where I work.
At the end of the spot, we give out a URL for people to visit to learn more.
The voice-over reads it like this:
For more, visit jcu.edu backslash onestop
When reading out a web address, do you prefer it read it as backslash, forward slash or just plain slash? I’ve heard it said all ways.
I suppose if we wanted to be really technical, we’d call the backslash by its proper name: reverse solidus.
I think people would get confused hearing this on the radio:
For more, visit jcu.edu reverse solidus one stop
Which way of reading a web address do you prefer?