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:


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

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