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Blend of Internet +‎ tubes. Inspired by the famous "Series of tubes" analogy used on June 28, 2006 by then United States Senator Ted Stevens to describe the Internet.

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Intertubes pl

  1. (chiefly Internet slang, humorous) The Internet.
    • 2007, David Gewirtz, Where have all the emails gone? (citing a March 30, 2007 blog post on Corrente Wire), Zatz, p. 95:
      Nameserver administrators also provide email forwarding, which is the equivalent of call-forwarding on the Intertubes.
    • 2008, January, Rik Myslewski, "Deep Tech - Multicore Management", Mac Life, vol. 2, issue 1, p. 17:
      (If you missed my musings, you can find them on the Intertubes here [link removed])
    • 2009, Bob & Jenna Torres, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, 2nd ed., PM Press, p. 52:
      Go on out to the wilds of the Intertubes and have a look: there are approximately 8,234,58721 vegan food blogs []

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