Is it Irish to be Cuil?

LanDi Liu strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 29 12:45:05 UTC 2008

I tried it yesterday and someone at CNN must be blown away because it
sucks big time.  Most of the searches I tried came up with zero hits.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 8:32 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> The "About" page for the new search engine Cuil claims "Cuil is an
> old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil."  Do you
> experts agree, or is this another instance of the class "all English
> words derive from Irish"?
> P.S.  See my next message for a comment on how knowledgeable it is.
> Joel
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