Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 29 01:11:48 UTC 2011

At 2:56 PM -0500 1/28/11, victor steinbok wrote:
>If Kasner's story is correct in the other aspect--that Sirotta was
>nine, that does not leave a lot of room.
>Kasner's and Sirotta's relatives sued Google a few years ago, if
>anyone's forgotten already. The claims were confused and ultimately

Right; I keep getting that lawsuit confused with the one filed by
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-googly eyes.


>On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
>>  As I have posted before on this list, the first known usage of
>>"googol" in print was in Jan. 1938.  So probably Sirotta coined the
>>term before 1938.
>>  Fred Shapiro
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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