The Origin of

I’m drafting off the idea of expanding geeky punctuation into words (popularized by
(Funny story behind his originating motivation)
so SlashDot equals /.

Based on that, being a comment happy developer, I thought an expansion of /* would be particularly apropos as that’s the well known opening comment syntax in languages like C, C++, C#, Java, T-SQL, etc.

Of course, and readily desirable derivates were already taken 🙁 … however, browsing for slash synonyms turned up "virgule", specifically for the forward slash character, nice!… yeah ok, it doesn’t role off the tongue but its obscurity meant I had an available domain name hit and that’s obviously key! 🙂

And thus was born.