Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

It's in the bloody dictionary now... it's probably far too late for Google to nastygram newspapers using the word "google"...
In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book.

The online service WordSpy, meanwhile, defines "google" as: "To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine; to search the Web for information related to a new or potential girlfriend or boyfriend." This is also what pops up first if you type "googling" into Google.
So, will we be googling for Google's google smack downs?
Is this from the "shutting-the-stable-door-after-the-horse-has-bolted-and-is-now-in-a-different-country" department?
Tags: dictionary, google, journalism, nastygram, verb, writing
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