Being Googled

Lesa Dill lesa.dill at WKU.EDU
Wed Nov 6 16:30:48 UTC 2002

That's what I would have assumed.

Jan Ivarsson TransEdit wrote:

> >"Barney Google and his goo-goo-googly eyes" (a song whose age I won't even
> >estimate) implies that "Google" (a proper name) has spawned the adjective
> >"googly" and therefore it should not be improbable that someone would also
> >use it as a verb ("Barney googled Miss X...").  Actually this derivation fits
> >your context better than a derivation from the name of the Internet search
> >engine.  In a bar (particularly if the bar in question is notorious as a
> >pick-up bar) one is more likely to notice having eyed in a strange or
> >remarkable manner than to notice one's Web pages have just been examined.
> Isn't an allusion to the verb "ogle" implied?
> Jan Ivarsson
> jan.ivarsson at

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