Googling Google And Searching Yahoo

There is a strange feeling of deja vue with the Official Google blog entry ‘Do you “Google”?’ as we’re once again looking at the way in which the word can be used. This last arose back in August over the apparent mis-use of the term by the Washington Post.

Apparently we’re allowed to say “I googled him on the well-known website and he seems pretty interesting.” since it’s clear that I’m using the term in conjunction with the website, but I can’t say “I googled him on Yahoo and he seems pretty interesting.” Very bad apparently.

Does anyone but the lawyers care? Probably not, and even the Google Blog team appear less than interested given that their sign off comment on this one is “Thanks for your attention, and we look forward to serving your search-related information needs again soon.”

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