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Slurls: They Called Their Website What?! the World's Worst Internet URLs from Effoff.com to Penisland.Net [Paperback]

Andy Geldman
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Book Description

20 May 2010
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


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  • Paperback: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Angel Internet Press (20 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956533000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956533005
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 949,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Andy first came across unintentionally hilarious website addresses in 2006 and quickly coined the word "Slurl" -- a combination of "slur" and URL -- to describe the phenomenon. Andy set up the Slurls website soon after to show off the latest URLs found either through his own efforts or submitted by visitors. His first book, Slurls: They Called Their Website WHAT?!, was published in 2010.

When not hunting for Slurls he works as a freelance software developer and writes his blog "Interwebology"

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A genius idea for a book! --Daniel Booth, Web User magazine (Sky News, 11 June 2010)

If you're in a fun mood or looking for some beach reading, pick up a copy of Slurls --Domain Name Wire, 22 June 2010

Really hilarious --Tom Dunmore, Stuff Magazine (Sky News, 11 June 2010)

Highly amusing --Under The Stairs Blog, 30 June 2010

A hilarious read, with examples you'll find hard to believe. --Web Designer Magazine, August 2010

How funny can a book about domain names be? Fortunately it turns out that the answer is "quite" and Chief SLURLer Andy Geldman manages to throw in some genuine laughs as well as a few interesting facts and a Nathan Barley reference along the way. SLURLs makes a great causal read or gift for anyone with even a passing interest in Internet culture. --LatestGadgets.co.uk, 6 August 2010

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5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious book 14 May 2010
By tracy r
Format:Paperback
One of the funniest books i have read in ages - had the whole family laughing out loud. I was going to buy this as a stocking filler but was too good to wait for December so have bought it as early birthday presents. Extremely well written book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, light-hearted read - Recommended! 9 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
Some of the names are so obvious I was in stitches laughing. Well done to the author for writing something that can reach worldwide laughter! Well written, easy to read and light-hearted. This book is a great gift, even for the man/woman who has everything!
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