MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the Internet

captaincranky

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Yahoo.......! Ya-Right........

You can't disconnect Google for this reason; people might start switching their search engine to "Yahoo". "Yahoo" makes such a lousy verb. The word lives and dies as an interjection! That said, you will always be able to "Google" something, but you'll never be able to "Yahoo" something.
 

Benny26

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Captaincranky said:
You can't disconnect Google for this reason; people might start switching their search engine to "Yahoo". "Yahoo" makes such a lousy verb. The word lives and dies as an interjection! That said, you will always be able to "Google" something, but you'll never be able to "Yahoo" something.
Hmmm....Still works for advertising though:

"Can't find that important item and don't know what to do?.....Just Yahoo!"

Eh?...No? :D
 

Archean

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you will always be able to "Google" something
Strangely enough none of the people I know actually use this; we always end up saying 'search for it' or 'search this' ..... Google as a 'word' as such isn't important frankly, although many use Google to do just that.
 

captaincranky

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Strangely enough none of the people I know actually use this; we always end up saying 'search for it' or 'search this' ..... Google as a 'word' as such isn't important frankly, although many use Google to do just that.
Listen,you have to "Google" for porn. That's just the way it is, and that's the way it will always be. You can in no way "Yahoo" for porn. Plus, if you say, "I'm going to "search" for porn, it really doesn't come off as obscene enough..After all, "Google" does rhyme quite well with, "oogle"**.

(**) Do you think that's where "Google" came from, "oogle" contracted with another word? I'd "Yahoo" it, but frankly I simply don't care enough to do an "internet search" to find out.

"Can't find that important item and don't know what to do?.....Just Yahoo!"
Yeah right, that sounds like your spurs would get in the way of trying to type with your feet......:rolleyes: .,...Yaaaa- Whoooooooo........(?)
 

Archean

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Listen,you have to "Google" for porn.
I think to conceal what you actually are looking for ....... it will be better to say 'Google for oogle' ? But according to urban dictionary 'Oogles' are street rats, they are the ICP kids, the tweekers on bikes, the 15 year olds who runaway cause they think it's cool, not cause their lives at home weren't working out.

Beside saying 'Yahoo' for porn would mean almost everyone in the neighborhood will know what you are upto.
 
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I agree with the people that hopefully Google can put MPAA in it's place. I don't know what they're thinking taking Google on. When a company is such a trademark that their title is synonymous with an action (Instead of 'Search for it on the internet' it's 'Google it'), they're a bit out of your league.

I almost hope they do try something, I can't see Google taking that well.
 

captaincranky

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I think to conceal what you actually are looking for ....... it will be better to say 'Google for oogle' ? But according to urban dictionary 'Oogles' are street rats, they are the ICP kids, the tweekers on bikes, the 15 year olds who runaway cause they think it's cool, not cause their lives at home weren't working out.

Beside saying 'Yahoo' for porn would mean almost everyone in the neighborhood will know what you are upto.
Well Arch, you seem to have fallen into a contemporary information trap. If I want the definition a a word, I rely on trusted sources such as, "Merriam Webster", or perhaps, "Random House", not some transient BS cooked up by a bunch of people that shouldn't matter, for and about people that shouldn't matter.

That's like asking "Snookie" for advice about brain surgery.

(Incidentally, "google" has been added to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, as a transitive verb. It's right between "goofy" and "googly-eyed". Doubtless a place of summary distinction).
 

TJGeezer

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Mizzou said:
Google has received more than 100 copyright infringement warnings from MPAA-affiliated movies studios
I honestly don't know how big the Google user base is but this strikes me as a very small number ... pretty weak.
Same thing crossed my mind, that number is tiny and feels like a waste of time. Google is the bigger Goliath here to begin with so I don't get what the MPAA thinks they can do besides make themselves look even more foolish and out of touch.
Problem is, the MPAA owns more senators.
 

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