I lost geek points on wednesday night.
There I was, happily watching Corner Gas (a Canadian show based on the implausible premise that Saskatchewan is funny — surprisingly it works), when at the end we were told “Visit us on the interweb at http://www.cornergas.com”. I turned to the SO in surprise. “The what?”
A quick google search later and I learn that, as well as being a common part of web design and internet service provider names, and a key word on a number of “adult sites”, interweb is:
A sarcastic term for the internet. Often used in the context of parody regarding an inexperience, unskilled, or incoherent user.
Hay guys, I’m using teh interweb!!!
(Courtesy Urban Dictionary).
A new word — a new sarcastic word at that — and I missed it.