Monday, October 30, 2006

Oh get real folks

Official Google Blog: Do you "Google?" Google is worried about the transformation of "Google" into a "normal" English word, like escalator and zipper.

And they're brandishing their lawyers.

So I can see it now, some NYT columnist gets a letter from the Google lawyers with dire threats of disembowelment and the like.

Or maybe, I will. Since, you know. Blogspot is owned by Google.

3 comments:

Heather said...

I know this sounds really weird, but it is actually their way of advertising. This story creates buzz about them as a company, and a product. Since much use of the internet is done through name recognition of a site, even if he story isn't 100% good, they get amazing results in the way of increased hits. Bizarre? Yes. Real? Absolutely.

Gashwin said...

Hmm. Actually it does make some weird sense. In its own twisted marketing way ... :-)

I really don't imagine Google will actually send out threatening legal letters.

And, it would be an uphill battle. "To google" is pretty standard in American usage now.

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Just discovered this parody:

You Do and/or May, In Fact, "Ask" (or "ask")

Wonder if Southerners should check out axe.com, as in "Lemme axe you sump'm."

Like, what the heck does "monsl" mean? Is it any kin ta "sbqxmyr"?

Liz