Dear Internet users: saying “backslash” in a URL is actually wrong and refers to one of these: \ and not this / which is what you mean.
Internet address URLs only use forward slashes or just “slash.”
“Backslash” generally refers only to the MS-DOS file structures that use the \ to define directory boundaries and pathways.
Just say “www dot twitter dot com slash a plus k” and you’re good.
No real need to say forward slash any more. Post 1999, the forward slash has been universally replaced with just the simpler slash as a representation of the / character.
I just thought I would share it here since it isn’t simply just a quirk, it is literally an untruth which, taken literally, breaks things.
By assuming that “backslash” means / and not \ demands that everyone who listens to you corrects your mistake for you because you don’t know any better.
Worse, you’re confusing people and, moreover, spreading a mutant meme.
Thanks very much for your attention.