Google tells Sweden that “ungoogleable” is not a word

dac2mf Google tells Sweden that “ungoogleable” is not a word

In 2002, “google” was so entrenched in our vernacular that it became the “most useful word,” according to the American Dialect Society. In 2006, it was awarded entry into the Oxford English and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionaries, elevating the neologism to a formally recognized word that became an eponym for Internet search.It was only a matter of time, then, that someone would try to push “ungoogleable” as a word (though really, is there such a thing?). The Swedish Language Council tried to do just that when it created its annual list of “top 10 new words which have become popular in Sweden to show how society and language are changing,” according to the BBC. The council defined “ungoogleable” (“ogooglebar” in Swedish) as anything that cannot be found by using a search engine.But Google has historically taken issue with generalized uses of the term, citing trademark concerns and arguing that the term “google” should only describe instances in which the Google search engine is used.Continue Reading…

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Google tells Sweden that “ungoogleable” is not a word

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