Would you book a holiday through oldmanshaven.com? Or visit ipwine.com for a bottle of Chardonnay? Would you download music from mp3shits.com? These are Slurls: outrageous URLs innocently chosen by real businesses. This global guide to website naming disasters takes in:
* Analytical technology at analtech.com
* A college sports team at goredfoxes.com
* A church at firstbaptistcumming.com
...and many, many more!
This fascinating and humorous collection includes more than a hundred websites along with relevant facts, observations and Internet trivia. Chapters cover America, Britain, and the rest of the English-speaking world, business and technology, websites that sound pornographic but aren't, hoaxes, and other website names that aren't quite true slurls. Irreverent, inventive, and risqué, Slurls is essential reading for fans of words or the web.
"Slurls is a smart, fascinating and downright hilarious tour of the world's most inappropriately-named websites." - Kim Gilmour, technology journalist and author