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Aug 10, 2008

Origin of Word Google

  • The word ‘Google’ has an interesting origin. First and foremost, the name 'Google' is a play on the word 'Googol', which was coined by Milton Sirotta, nine-year-old nephew of U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner in 1938, to refer to the number represented by 1 followed by one hundred zeros. Although accepted to be coincidental, the name has also been interpreted as being the result of the merging of the words ‘go’ and ‘ogle’ (Wikipedia, 2005). Furthermore, in British slang, to “throw a googly�? means to ask a hard or unanswerable question (Wikipedia, 2005).
  • Today, the term ‘google’ is so widely used and recognised that it has worked its way into modern dictionaries. The online dictionary, http://www.dictionary.com, defines ‘google’ as a verb, meaning ‘to search for information on the Internet’ (Dictionary.com, 2005).

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