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Have You Googled Today?

It’s been in the public lexicon for some time, but Oxford English Dictionary has finally included the word “google” as a verb. The word was included as part of OED’s latest updates. Will the company behind the word appreciate reaching vocabulary status, or will Google fight to keep their trademark pure?

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It’s been in the public lexicon for some time, but Oxford English Dictionary has finally included the word “google” as a verb. The word was included as part of OED’s latest updates. Will the company behind the word appreciate reaching vocabulary status, or will Google fight to keep their trademark pure?

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And while it seems natural to google a person, or tivo a show, how long until things get out of hand and we are amazoning books and moveable-typing blog entries? What google-like terms do you think should enter the public lexicon?

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