"the google"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Jan 20 16:54:48 UTC 2009

I should have guessed that it was already
discussed as no one else had brought it up.
Thanks for taking the time and patience to bring
me up to speed on it.

---Amy West

>Date:    Mon, 19 Jan 2009 22:09:52 -0500
>From:    Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU>
>Subject: Re: "the google" noun was Re: Re: Word of the Decade Nominations Open
>          for 2000-2009
>On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:
>>  This jogged my memory: this past week, on the 16th, there was a
>>  Doonesbury where Roland Hedley uses Google apparently as a synonym
>>  for the Web or the Internet: "Sir, according to my research on the
>>  Google, you've already been judged a failure."
>>  http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/index.html?uc_full_date=20090116
>I take that as simply a mocking reference to
>arthrous "Google", as famously used
>by our outgoing President:
>"One of the things Iíve used on the Google is to pull up maps."
>Discussed by Arnold Zwicky here:

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