Google is now an official English Word


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The name of the site Google is now an official English word. The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has officially placed "google" (small g) in their newest edtion.  For example:  "I've got to google that" is a correct sentence.

Posted by Opacus @ 7/10/2006 03:45  |    23

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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/12/2006 09:52
Yes, then quintillion(18), sextillion(21), heptillion(24), octillion(27), nonillion(30), and decillion(33).

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G.I. George (Level 1 Hired Gun) @ 7/12/2006 08:52
15 zero's is a quadrillion and believe me its a real word infact i checked it in word

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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/12/2006 07:41

Correct you are. You want 666 zeroes named after you?


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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/12/2006 01:12
If you use that logic, there 'should' be a nickname for ever set of numbers between 0 and infinity, since infinity is a number too.

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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/11/2006 14:50

But having a number with 100 means we need something between 96 zeroes and that, creating another off number, or an oddity of another sort.

Anyways, /me shuts up for fear of seeming the obsessive freak he really is.


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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/11/2006 14:45
Not realy. We don't use numbers past 1 trillion as there's hardly ever a need for it and as a novelty it could exist, as it alighns with the metric system in a sense, having 100 zero's.

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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/11/2006 14:13

The mere concept of a googol is ridiculous. All place-value names past the hundreds have a number that is divisible by 3 as their 0 count.

EX: a million: 6
a billion: 9
a trillion: 12

and so on.


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The Pixellator (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/11/2006 12:03
I think that one is googol

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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/11/2006 12:00

Isn't google already in their? To signify 1 followed by 100 zeros as a number.


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Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 7/11/2006 02:26
Google already was an official word.. wasn't it? The loads of zeros?

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mccow28 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/10/2006 21:10

"dude all u get is porn with that."

...and?


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Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/10/2006 17:26
dude all u get is porn with that. >.> *goes to dogpile*

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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/10/2006 13:50

http://www.dogpile.com

That one.


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DeathByChris (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/10/2006 12:20

what pile???


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Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/10/2006 12:02
Heck, no! Dogpile OWNS google.

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Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/10/2006 10:00
lol. I have actually said "I'll google it... " or "Im Googling". It is the best search engine though.

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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/10/2006 09:05
Yeah me too. Besides, I still think a better use for the verb would be:
  • v.  Google: To hire Stephen Merchant to glare at someone you dislike, giving them nightmares for the rest of their life.

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sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/10/2006 08:57

I did indeed "google" to find a link for the article.  I guess I'm just a stubborn old bastard... "search" still works for me.


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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/10/2006 07:48
Oh well, apparently Oxford has it in their dictionary too. Anyway I guess you had to... google that article, eh sedge?

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sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/10/2006 07:45

I didn't realize Merriam-Webster was an American English dictionary.  


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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/10/2006 07:43
Merriam-Webster? So it's only for American English, not normal English. Heheh

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sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/10/2006 07:40
Oh yeah, where's the link?  *grumbles* I'll find one.

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DeathByChris (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/10/2006 07:25
(15  link?

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