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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 7 17:50:07 UTC 2015


> On Oct 7, 2015, at 1:10 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
> "Man, my ol' lady is going to kill me. I downloaded all this porn after
> a night of drunken googling."
> 
> Or is that a typo for "goggling"?
> 
> Joel

the urbandictionary, infallible authority that it is, allow for both (s.v. _droogle_):

3.  A contraction of "drool" + "ogle" -- to drool while ogling an attractive person. Commonly used as a form of lascivious flattery.

4.  Drunken googling - the cyber version of drunken dialing

LH

>      From: ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] to drunk-Google [Re: another one for the files]
> 
> Urban dictionary has an entry for a related expression plus a
> combination "droogling":
> 
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.urbandictionary.com_define.php-3Fterm-3DDrunken-2BGoogling&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=o9Qmuk0K5YHj2-eo_aXJoaAEAxM1zPx3T7-lblk3WAM&s=SnuubbhYgidhTp6Xems5odx6IG8DoxEravbSdFFGvCA&e= 
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Drunken Googling
> 
> Usually means looking up (and/or trying to contact) exes using Google
> after drinking droogling, but in the broader sense, is any online
> activity taken on after drinking.
> 
> Man, my ol' lady is going to kill me. I downloaded all this porn after
> a night of drunken googling.
> 
> by Planet-38 May 02, 2009
> [End excerpt]
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:08 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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>> Sender:      American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:      Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>> Subject:      Re: to drunk-Google [Re: another one for the files]
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>>> On Oct 6, 2015, at 9:58 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> =
>> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> This is an awesome combination!
>>> =20
>>> Looking at =E2=80=9Cdrunk Googling=E2=80=9D, I found a citation as far =
>> back as October 2005:
>>> =20
>>> 1. =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__anchorbutt.blogspot.=
>> com_2005-5F10-5F01-5Farchive.html&d=3DAwIFaQ&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=3D=
>> wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=3DqlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHs=
>> xZfsEgz7keaYKfUYw&s=3Dz3kpdtNaMMhncbYr3cjWTMJ3l7DhApYHKUmsN2snrE4&e=3D=20=
>> 
>>> i was drunk googling trying to find that insane site Mani found years =
>> ago with the terrifying dog outfits.
>>> =20
>>> 2. April 26, 2006
>>> =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__exaltedkarpoozi.live=
>> journal.com_10204.html&d=3DAwIFaQ&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=3DwFp3X4Mu3=
>> 9hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=3DqlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7k=
>> eaYKfUYw&s=3DBXKIV3rTZzHSYqcLo4Wyo665SUP4oc0gCGi3OZTUpzw&e=3D=20
>>> 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
>>> =20
>>> 3. October 14, 2008
>>> =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__blog.thephoenix.com_=
>> BLOGS_sandbox_archive_2008_10_14_mega-2Drobo-2Dthunder-2Dphone-2Dquery-2Dd=
>> runk-2Dgoogling.aspx&d=3DAwIFaQ&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=3DwFp3X4Mu39h=
>> B2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=3DqlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7kea=
>> YKfUYw&s=3DJXyYD1vmACL9hW00nr313MhFV2Y82lgLtEe2bZ3KJ9o&e=3D=20
>>> Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Drunk Googling?
>>> =20
>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>>> =20
>>> Learn Ainu! =
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>> te_aynuitak1_&d=3DAwIFaQ&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=3DwFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13g=
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>> s=3DJx861LqAhCqIpkiEMwCVu8aDson5lMo9jWYFsbjyu8k&e=3D=20
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>>> =20
>>>> Il giorno 6 ott 2015, alle ore 18:45, Laurence Horn =
>> <laurence.horn at yale.edu> ha scritto:
>>>> =20
>>>> =20
>>>> =3D46rom a 2014 novel, _Missing You_, by Harlan Coben; the =
>> protagonist has =3D
>>>> apparently come across a dating site photo of her former fianc=3DC3=3DA=
>> 9:
>>>> =20
>>>> It had been eighteen years. She had drunk-Googled him a few times, =
>> but =3D
>>>> there had just been a few old articles he'd written.=3D20
>>>> =20
>>>> There aren't a whole lot of other instances of "to drunk-Google" =
>> (upper- =3D
>>>> or lower-case G) that I could find by (sober-)googling, but perhaps =3D=
>> 
>>>> unsurprisingly one comes from an earlier (2008) Coben novel, _The =3D
>>>> Woods_, although that time he must have felt he needed a full =3D
>>>> explanation:
>>>> =20
>>>> She knew that Paul was a door best left closed. But she had gotten =3D
>>>> drunk=3DE2=3D80=3D94big surprise=3DE2=3D80=3D94and while some people =
>> =3DE2=3D80=3D9Cdrunk =3D
>>>> dialed,=3DE2=3D80=3D9D Lucy had =3DE2=3D80=3D9Cdrunk Googled". =3D20
>>>> =20
>>>> So we have "to butt-dial" and "to drunk-google" (not to mention "to =3D=
>> 
>>>> drunk-drive").  The real skill is butt-googling an ex-flame.  Takes =3D=
>> 
>>>> practice!
>>>> =20
>>>> LH
>>>> =20
>>>> =3D20
>>>>> On Oct 6, 2015, at 12:56 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> "I can ride horseback" isn't clear enough, I guess.
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> Youneverknow.
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> --=3D20
>>>>> -Wilson
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