Well, you see, it's like this--I know I could just eliminate the "offending" text, but it's really a part of the point I'm making in my article.
What I've done is, included in the article a totally made-up, bogus, non-existent website for purposes of illustration. (Oh--did I mention it's not a real website? )
Now, try as I might, I cannot seem to eliminate either the blue font or the underline that appear to make it a real, clickable hyperlink. If I cannot manage to do so, it's going to come up as a "broken" link.
Which, of course, it "sort of" is, but really is not, because it is not a link at all. Is there a workaround for this issue, or do I simply have to get rid of it, and find something less clever and more pedestrian to make my point?