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  • Many people use "backwhack" to mean a backslash. So it makes perfect sense that a slash would be called "whack".
  • I think that I've heard the 'whack' before. It does sound a little silly, but then I get really funny looks when I'm teaching a class and say 'shebang'.

    Another one that gets me rolling is the many ways to say WWW. Here are a few that I've heard:
    • dubya-dubya-dubya
    • triple-dub
    • dub-dub-dub
    • dubya-three

    I think the 'dub-dub-dub' has to be the funniest. Everytime someone says it I can't help but think of some old nursery rhyme about three men in a tub.

  • If I hear anyone saying that I will slap them upside the head! I mean it!
  • Yeah, I used whack back when I was a Windows guy 5+ years ago. We still need a name for ::, as in "Test colon-colon More" which is too long to say.