Saturday, July 8, 2006
Google became a verb in the Merriam-Webster dictionary yesterday.
First founded in September 1998, Google quickly became a phenomenon, overtaking the then top search engines Yahoo and Lycos etc.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has added Google, along with Googling, to their dictionary. According to the dictionary, the correct pronunciation is goo-gle, with other forms including googled and googling.
The word 'google' is defined as a transitive verb meaning to use the Google search engine to look for information on the Internet.
This announcement comes on the heels of Merriam-Webster adding 'IM' as both a noun and a verb.
== Sources ==
Glen Chivers. "Google enters the dictionary" — Bit-Tech, July 8, 2006
"'Google', the word, makes official transition from slang to proper English" — Earth Times, July 7, 2006