To google or not to google? It's a legal question
Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra "don't be evil", has fired off a series of legal letters to media organisations, warning them against using its name as a verb.
In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book.
The online service WordSpy, meanwhile, defines "google" as: "To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine; to search the Web for information related to a new or potential girlfriend or boyfriend." This is also what pops up first if you type "googling" into Google. Independent Online Edition > Business News
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