01 February 2008

On becoming a verb

Had an interesting experience last night, walking out of the backpackers from the Google student party en route to acquiring some hard-earned gelati.

A chap across the road, definitely not an LCA participant, was engaged in verbal dispute with a friend, then turned to him & said, “Oh... [pent breath] Google it, then!” (turned away, flushed with an aura of success).

So... Google seems to have become a verb, as far as the general public are concerned. I’m sure that in business terms, that’s generally a mark of success. (-:

1 comment:

GregoryO said...

Unless of course it gets too common, and the term is commoditised. Kleenex, Hoover...