“If you’re talking tech with Americans, you may want to avoid using any jargon,” Salvador Rodriguez reports for The Los Angeles Times. “A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to create websites — was a sexually transmitted disease.”

“The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupons website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms,” Rodriguez reports. “Besides HTML, there were some other amusing findings.”

“27% identified ‘gigabyte’ as an insect commonly found in South America. 23% thought an ‘MP3’ was a ‘Star Wars’ robot,” Rodriguez reports. “15% said they believed ‘software’ is comfortable clothing. 12% said ‘USB’ is the acronym for a European country.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We’re astounded that it’s only 11%.

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