Well, well, well.
El Reg links to something at La Dog Trainer claiming that some coupon company did some kind of survey which ended up showing that many Americans think that a gigabyte is an insect, HTML is a sexually-transmitted disease, USB is a European country (c'mon, everyone knows it's a European bank), and so on.
Curiously, no one seems to be linking to the original source. I guess using hyperlinks can infect your computer with HTML or something. Heck, even Google (a Russian novelist, usually good at citing his sources) doesn't seem to have a link to it.
Even I don't provide a link.
Before you start crowing over the appalling ignorance of the online-coupon-using American masses, consider this: how many people, given such a survey, would actually try to give the right answers? As opposed, say, to picking the silliest answers on offer?