Google enters the dictionary

Written by Glen Chivers

July 8, 2006 | 09:36

Tags: #dictionary

Companies: #google #merriam-webster

Google is now official! For several years we have been hearing people say "Google this, Google that," whether online or in the real world. Finally, Google has reached the dictionary - and about time too.

After being first founded back in September 1998, Google quickly became a phenomenon, overtaking the then top search engines Yahoo and Lycos. Now Google and its tons of programmes are worth billions and known to many across the globe.

The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has added Google, along with Googling, to their expanding list of words. According to the dictionary, correction pronunciation is goo•gle, with other forms including googled and googling. No longer just the name of a website, it is now apparently a verb which means to find information off the web using the Google search engine.

The industry has seen many words added to the vernacular over the years, but not many added to the dictionary. Any other words which should be entered into the dictionary? Do some Googling and find the link to the forums!
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