An intentional mangling
of (the) internet used
for ironic effect as a humorous reference to the large segment
of the population that
remains clueless about technology. Now a popular malapropism, "the internets"
meme exploded after the second
televised Bush-Kerry debate held prior to the 2004 Presidential election. Blogs and Television, especially The Daily Show, bear much
of the responsibility for the initial propagation of "the internets" as it is currently used.
When asked about the seeming inevitibility of a draft, the President replied, "I hear there's rumors
on the Internets (sic) that we're going to have a draft..."