URLs (web addresses) can be violent. I always notice when some well-known person like a radio or tv personality announces his or her web address, it can sound to someone else like an invitation to violence.
I am referring to the "slash" in URLs which are followed by the person's name, such that one reads it "FoxNews.com, slash O'Reilly" (or Hannity or ShepSmith) — as in "cut" (the person).
I often wonder whether the person announcing his web address doesn't have a silent and personal flinch when reading "slash" in front of his name. Does it give opponents an unwanted subliminal message? Does it stir up the more easily stirred up among us?
The Spanish language uses the term "diagonal" instead of "slash" and I prefer it by a longshot. "Univision punto com diagonal JorgeRamos" (univision.com/jorgeramos).