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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of google.

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Examples

  • So this week I decided to let go of any pre-exising ideas, told the internal monologue that was sprouting all the reasons why I shouldn’t to shut up, and again googled my name.

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  • I don't know much about rugby so I "googled" Jonny Wilkinson and he is quite handsome!

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  • I don't know much about rugby so I "googled" Jonny Wilkinson and he is quite handsome!

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  • And fortunately, people are not alerted when they are de-friended (destined to become an official verb, like "googled").

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  • I 'googled' the fellow, by the way, and he's a professor emeritus of English Literature.

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  • You wrote a post, around 2006, about Woolf and Beckett, and I accidentally "googled" it.

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  • Well, for my last post, I thought I'd search around to see if there were any digitized collections of library/librarian artifacts so I "googled" those terms ... and it led to some interesting results.

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  • I 'googled' the fellow, by the way, and he's a professor emeritus of English Literature.

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  • Well, for my last post, I thought I'd search around to see if there were any digitized collections of library/librarian artifacts so I "googled" those terms ... and it led to some interesting results.

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  • I 'googled' the fellow, by the way, and he's a professor emeritus of English Literature.

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  • Wiktionary (1 definition)

    –verb

    simple past tense and past participle of "google".

    Should this be capitalized? Genericized trademarks typically retain their capitalization, and by that rule we should write "I Googled it" instead of "I googled it". But, unlike most genericized trademarks, this one's a verb, and I just can't bring myself to capitalize a verb.

    Thoughts?

    May 11, 2011

  • In my experience, which admittedly is limited, most genericised trademarks aren't capitalised except in a few select cases (which I can't think of right now). I'm quite comfortable with using googled but if someone told me I was wrong and it really mattered I suppose it wouldn't hurt to use a capital, even if it does look a bit funny.

    May 12, 2011

  • I'd say it's okay lowercased. Unless, of course, you're trying to MacGyver something. ;-)

    May 12, 2011

  • See comments on the list ada-or-ardor-vladmir-nabokov.

    April 26, 2012