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Friday, July 07, 2006

'Google' till you puke

Last year 'podcast' was the word of the year for the Oxford English dictionary. Well, Merriam-Webster is apparently not letting Oxford get all the glory. They've just announced that 'google' is entering their dictionary.

One big reason is that most folks use the term as a word meaning 'to search online' so yeah, it damn well better make the dictionary.

Of course, the word 'googol' is already in the dictionary, and has been for years. According to Wikipedia, "A googol is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros."

Hell, I remember thinking that 'googol' was the coolest math word when I was in the 7th grade. Now a misspelled version of it is the name of one of the most successful internet companies out there.

Some other words that have been tabbed for inclusion include 'ringtone,' 'spyware,' 'biodiesel,' drama queen,' 'soul patch' and 'unibrow,' which means "a single continuous brow resulting from the growing together of eyebrows."

What if your soul patch and your unibrow got together half-way down your face? Would that then be a nose-stache?


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