VD, STD, STI, HIV and HTML. One of these things is not like the other. Can you guess which one?
About 1 in 10 people surveyed by coupon website Vouchercloud thought that HTML was a sexually transmitted disease. HyperText Markup Language, aka HTML, is the language used to develop websites. No condom required.
Vouchercloud conducted the survey because it wanted to know how much its customers knew. They asked 2,392 men and women around 18 years of age and older a range of questions having to do with technology. Not everyone got the questions right.
Here are a couple of other mistakes they made, according to the LA Times:
• 27 percent identified “gigabyte” as an insect commonly found in South America. A gigabyte is a measurement unit for the storage capacity of an electronic device.
• 42 percent said they believed a “motherboard” was “the deck of a cruise ship.” A motherboard is usually a circuit board that holds many of the key components of a computer.
• 23 percent thought an “MP3″ was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.
“It seems that quite a few of us need to brush up on our tech definitions,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement.