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Pearls Before Swine
by Stephan Pastis
21st-Oct-2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, whatever.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:39 am (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 04:46 am (UTC)
wth. oh my.
23rd-Oct-2009 02:25 am (UTC)
I just found a new religion to join!
21st-Oct-2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Lies! Google is all-knowing. We'd have a cure for cancer by now, if those silly researchers would stop mucking about and do a proper search. I recommend the + and " " search operators for optimal success.
21st-Oct-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
nice :)
21st-Oct-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh look, I got myself a new icon.
21st-Oct-2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, Google has been a lot more meaningful to me than any church has!
23rd-Oct-2009 02:26 am (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 01:19 am (UTC) - Don't use it as a verb
Google is the name of a company that provides free web search results. We should not use it as a verb, that just gives it power over us.
22nd-Oct-2009 05:46 am (UTC) - Re: Don't use it as a verb

"It was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006,[3] and to the eleventh edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in July 2006."
22nd-Oct-2009 07:48 am (UTC) - Re: Don't use it as a verb
Well, the OED can be forgiven. They'll put anything in that gets written down enough times. Merriam-Webster should know better, but they were trying to be cool like the other kids.

You can take that, Xerox it, and Kelloggafy it so you can read it on your breakfast cereal every morning.
22nd-Oct-2009 08:02 am (UTC) - Re: Don't use it as a verb
Don't know much about Kelloggs, but "Xerox" is widely used in our country, including as a synonym for a verb "to copy", or for example "xero-copy"=a copy of something made with a copying machine, no matter the brand.

Now with "google" it is a bit different. the "verb" itself means "to look for womething on the web using google.com. I don't think anyone is using it in a single sentence with another search brand, i.e. "Go google for it on Yahoo!". At least I've never heard of it.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Don't use it as a verb
Actually, "xerox" and "jell-o" have tried for years to discourage the generic use of the term to mean "photocopy" or "gelatinous dessert product" since it would limit their trademark and copyright claims.
22nd-Oct-2009 01:28 am (UTC)
@ve Google! @ve Google! @ve Google! ...
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