Why do people say "forward slash" instead of just "slash? "
I Googled this question, and what I mostly saw is that it's just to distinguish from the backslash. But why do you need to distinguish in the first place? First of all, the backslash is hardly ever used in the first place. The only time I've ever seen a backslash used is when trying to find a file on your computer (e.g., C:My Documents...). Isn't it implied that if you don't say "backslash," it's a forward slash? In fact, isn't "forward" implied in just about everything? If I want a cab driver to drive me home, I don't tell him, "Forward drive me home." It's implied that he's not going to drive me all the way home in reverse. If I wanted him to do so, I would specify, "Drive me home in reverse."
So why waste your time saying "forward slash" when you can just say "slash?"