Sciency Words: The Internet

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Today’s post is part of a special series here on Planet Pailly called Sciency Words.  Every Friday, we take a look at a new and interesting scientific word to help us all expand our scientific vocabularies together.  Today’s word is:

THE INTERNET

Okay, yes, I’m sure you already know this word.  Whether you think it was invented by the U.S. Army or scientists at CERN, the European Nuclear Research Agency, or even if you think it was invented by Al Gore, everyone knows what this word means.

What you probably don’t know is that it is “the Internet,” not “the internet.”  Internet is a proper noun, so it is supposed to be capitalized.  Don’t believe me?  Go check the nearest dictionary, or click here to visit dictionary.com.

6 Responses to Sciency Words: The Internet

  1. cheriereich says:

    I can believe it should be capitalized, but I’ve probably not capitalized it before. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

    Have a good weekend!

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  2. Its interesting how words for the same thing evolve in different cultures, like ‘the Internet’ and ‘the Interweb.’

    Live Long and Prosper my friend.

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  3. I have also never capitalized the word internet in my features for the newspapers. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  4. […] previously wrote a Sciency Words post about the Internet, not because that’s a new and interesting scientific term—everyone knows what the Internet […]

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