[Ads-l] How to un-munge long URLs (was: Re: Bad language of the 1890s)

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 20 12:53:52 UTC 2015

For copy/pasting URLs I compress them with bitly.com .  When you sign up you can put bit.ly in a tab for easy access.  So when you want to copy an URL you select/copy it and click on the bit.ly tab.  You paste it in and up comes a new short URL for copy/pasting. 
More than that the title of the URL you selected is put at the top of a list in sequence.  So you have all your links listed by title that you can go back and find again by searching on words.  You can categorize them too.   This is a very good free service that I use all the time.  
For instance - What was that article that said that boys could be taught to read as well a girls? -- I search bitly on the word "boys" and get  http://bit.ly/1EXbFEJ   Teaching reading using a phonetics-first approach like truespel really does help boys learn.  So not teaching reading using phonetics discriminates against boys.
Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
> Subject:      How to un-munge long URLs (was: Re: Bad language of the 1890s)
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>     As Bill was correct about the interaction of the LISTSERV software and 
> his text, here's what I did to make it useful to me:  first, I manually 
> deleted all = (equal signs) at the end of the lines of the URL, then pasted 
> it into a plain text reader (MS Notepad) to get pure ASCII text, then pasted 
> that text into a word processor (MS Word) and did a search and replace, 
> replacing each %20 (percent twenty) with a space character.  This gave me a 
> long URL which my browser accepted to give me the page picture Bill was 
> referring to in the first place.
>     Other solutions, if you know the URL you are going to use will be 
> munged, are a Firefox add-on,
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tinyurl-generator/
> which I haven't tried yet, and http://tinyurl.com/ which I have tried and 
> which, for Bill's site, gives
> http://tinyurl.com/nefgbye
>     However, I notice that my browser put all those %20 s back in when it 
> gave me the page.
> Dave Hause, dwhause at cablemo.net
> Waynesville, MO
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Mullins, Bill CIV (US)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> > Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
> >=20
> Contemporary coverage of the arrests (Column 2, "Run Down by Comstock"):
> http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%206/New%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegra=
> m/New%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegram%201896%20May%20-%20Oct%20Grayscale/N=
> ew%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegram%201896%20May%20-%20Oct%20Grayscale%20-%=
> 200386.pdf
> (And I assume this will be rendered unintelligible by the listserv software=
> -- sorry bout that, chief.
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