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    average internet surfer is always on the move

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    Please explain the emboldened parts.

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    Re: average internet surfer is always on the move

    Take me as an example of an 'average internet surfer' (I'm not sure I am...). I usually read this forum from my house. But at the moment I'm at a business where I usually teach, using their wireless network. They have hundreds of conference rooms on this campus, and I might log in from any of them. I'm always 'on the move'. And even when I'm at home, I have a wireless network. So I may log in from many different rooms.

    Also, my laptop is configured to use a dynamic IP Address. So even when I'm in one place I may seem to be on the move -as far as a network analyst is concerned. The writer of your quote may have this in mind, as it's easier for an 'average internet user' to ^let the computer and ISP^ do all the work, rather than maintain a static IP Address.

    "On the <whatever>" is an informal (but not slangy) way of saying 'in the process of <whatever>. There are several collocations I can think of:

    on the move - moving
    on the fiddle - involved in some sort of fraud
    on the take - habitually receiving bribes
    on the make - brazenly ambitious
    on the mend - recovering after an injury
    on the sly - surreptitiously
    on the wane - getting weaker or smaller
    on the up - getting better
    on the slide - getting worse
    on the turn - of the tide, changing direction
    on the trot/bounce - twice or more in succession
    on the rebound - either literally (of a ball) or figuratively (of a sexual relationship started soon after a break-up)
    on the scrounge - trying to get things without paying for them

    Although 'on the ...' isn't necessarily slang, the choice of word that follows it can result in a slang expression: a person of either sex intent on getting a sexual partner can be said to be 'on the pull'; and that should certainly be avoided at a vicar's tea-party.


    PS I just noticed there is a missing "who" in your quote: 'the average internet surfer, who is always on the move'
    Last edited by BobK; 27-Sep-2008 at 16:19. Reason: More examples;/ added missing bit

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