"googling" -- I didn't know

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun May 27 02:22:48 UTC 2007

You'e not familiar with the term "googly-eyed"? I know I first heard
that in my youth, and still hear it from time to time. (I admit to
not recalling seeing the verb in the form you cite.)

I wonder if there was any awareness of that term or the verbs you
cite on the part of the founders of Google, who say that the name was
based on the number a googol (10^100).

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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