[Ads-l] to drunk-Google [Re: another one for the files]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 7 02:08:37 UTC 2015


> On Oct 6, 2015, at 9:58 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> wrote:
> 
> This is an awesome combination!
> 
> Looking at “drunk Googling”, I found a citation as far back as October 2005:
> 
> 1. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__anchorbutt.blogspot.com_2005-5F10-5F01-5Farchive.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=qlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7keaYKfUYw&s=z3kpdtNaMMhncbYr3cjWTMJ3l7DhApYHKUmsN2snrE4&e= 
> i was drunk googling trying to find that insane site Mani found years ago with the terrifying dog outfits.
> 
> 2. April 26, 2006
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__exaltedkarpoozi.livejournal.com_10204.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=qlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7keaYKfUYw&s=BXKIV3rTZzHSYqcLo4Wyo665SUP4oc0gCGi3OZTUpzw&e= 
> Better to write it and leave it posted online for you to stumble across while drunk-googling yourself when up too late with a sick child.

That one is especially nice:  is it "to self-drunk-google" or "to auto-drunk-google"?  The latter sounds too much like we're talking about someone who drunk-drives, so better stick to the former.

LH
> 
> 3. October 14, 2008
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__blog.thephoenix.com_BLOGS_sandbox_archive_2008_10_14_mega-2Drobo-2Dthunder-2Dphone-2Dquery-2Ddrunk-2Dgoogling.aspx&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=qlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7keaYKfUYw&s=JXyYD1vmACL9hW00nr313MhFV2Y82lgLtEe2bZ3KJ9o&e= 
> Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Drunk Googling?
> 
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
> 
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> 
> 
>> Il giorno 6 ott 2015, alle ore 18:45, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> ha scritto:
>> 
>> 
>> =46rom a 2014 novel, _Missing You_, by Harlan Coben; the protagonist has =
>> apparently come across a dating site photo of her former fianc=C3=A9:
>> 
>> It had been eighteen years. She had drunk-Googled him a few times, but =
>> there had just been a few old articles he'd written.=20
>> 
>> There aren't a whole lot of other instances of "to drunk-Google" (upper- =
>> or lower-case G) that I could find by (sober-)googling, but perhaps =
>> unsurprisingly one comes from an earlier (2008) Coben novel, _The =
>> Woods_, although that time he must have felt he needed a full =
>> explanation:
>> 
>> She knew that Paul was a door best left closed. But she had gotten =
>> drunk=E2=80=94big surprise=E2=80=94and while some people =E2=80=9Cdrunk =
>> dialed,=E2=80=9D Lucy had =E2=80=9Cdrunk Googled". =20
>> 
>> So we have "to butt-dial" and "to drunk-google" (not to mention "to =
>> drunk-drive").  The real skill is butt-googling an ex-flame.  Takes =
>> practice!
>> 
>> LH
>> 
>> =20
>>> On Oct 6, 2015, at 12:56 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> "I can ride horseback" isn't clear enough, I guess.
>>> =20
>>> Youneverknow.
>>> =20
>>> --=20
>>> -Wilson
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