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interweb

noun; blending and clipping
A sarcastic or humorous synonym for the internet. Interweb is a word sometimes used by experienced computer users to parody other less knowledgeable users of the internet. The blending of the words 'internet' and 'world wide web' is done to humorously imitate the confusion displayed by the average person towards technology. The term is used mainly to refer to the internet in a sarcastic manner. To stress the sarcasm, sometimes the word is spelled as intarweb and pronounced with a greater stress on the second syllable. This deliberate mispronunciation serves to enhance the ridiculousness of the word. This word is used exclusively by computer geeks and experienced internet users, and can be considered a shibboleth of this community.
 
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Etymology : Blending and clipping of internet and web. [interweb: inter- + web (< ME < OE)]
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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