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Slash vs. Backslash

During many conversations, I’ve heard people refer to the backslash as the slash or the slash that is above the Enter key. Sometimes people even incorrectly refer to the slash or forwardslash as the backslash. Confused? Unsure?

The slash or forwardslash is /.
The backslash is \.

If it helps, picture the backslash as a line leaning backward.