“I Google’d him on Yahoo”

This is just insane:

Usage: ‘Google’ as verb referring to searching for information via any conduit other than Google.
Example: “I googled him on Yahoo and he seems pretty interesting.”
Our lawyers say: Bad. Very, very bad. You can only “Google” on the Google search engine. If you absolutely must use one of our competitors, please feel free to “search” on Yahoo or any other search engine.

This is how I’m going to be using the phrase Google from now on. When I use Google I’m going to say I “Yahoo’d” it on Google.

Such strange words.


  1. AL

    Excellent – I’m with you on that one. I found this blog after Yahoo!ing on google blogs!






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