Thursday, August 03, 2006

Good news! Google is now a real verb

"According to the folks behind Merriam-Webster, google is now officially a verb, after having been submitted for consideration some three months ago. It’s approved meaning is:."***

"Main Entry: goo·gle
Pronunciation: 'gü-g&l
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): goo·gled; goo·gling /-g(&-) li[ng]/
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: Google, trademark for a search engine: to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web" (definition source link)

Our house has been using Google that way for quite some time now, a lot of times even when we use another search engine.

Does that mean it might become generic? Google had better be protecting their name! [Shades of the Xerox ads, "this is a Xerox, this copy machine is not a Xerox."]

***[per Lutrov Communications,]

I love google and no other search engine compares.

Google away!!!

Happy googling....

Take care xx

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