worst email address to say down a phone?
January 20, 2009 8:27 AM   Subscribe

I'm searching for an old blog post, where they wrote about email addresses that were really difficult to call out over the phone. For example one of them went something like this: kevTwentyThreeTheNumber23at@GeenotGmaildot.com

Not a life or death question obviously, would just love to find the post again. Thanks in advance.
posted by kev23f to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: McSweeney's
posted by ijoshua at 8:34 AM on January 20, 2009 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Excellent, thank you ijoshua.
That just really tickles my funny bone for some reason.
posted by kev23f at 8:38 AM on January 20, 2009

Funny because Mike Ward actually has all those addresses. Or did once, anyway.
posted by rokusan at 8:44 AM on January 20, 2009

My old address was at net1plus. This was a PTA to give out over the phone.
posted by Raybun at 8:47 AM on January 20, 2009

A cute one: the person behind dotat.at can be reached at dot@...
posted by willem at 9:07 AM on January 20, 2009

FWIW, I like your example better than any of the ones on the McSweeney's list.
posted by coppermoss at 10:51 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]

Perhaps also of interest:

What does the name "Slashdot" mean?

"Slashdot" is a sort of obnoxious parody of a URL. When I originally registered the domain, I wanted to make the URL silly, and unpronounceable. Try reading out the full URL to http://slashdot.org and you'll see what I mean. Of course my cocky little joke has turned around and bit me in the butt because now I am called upon constantly to tell people my URL or email address. I can't tell you how many people respond confused "So do I spell out the 'dot' or is that just a period?"

posted by tomcooke at 11:08 AM on January 20, 2009

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