anonymous
I see this as a real business problem. Google makes such an easy verb.

I don't know the answer, but there needs to be a verb that we can all recognise and use.

It is a pity this wasn't thought of at the outset when the name was chosen.

Politicians use google as a verb on television and in parliament.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 9 days ago Link

x.15a2
Duck It! is acceptable.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 9 days ago Link
severuscold
What about non english speakers? What about the rest of the world, what sort of verb would for example, a portuguese native speaker follow?
Surely "Duck it!" doesn't work.

I can only see it working as "Procura no Pato!" = "Search it on the duck!"
posted by severuscold Translation Manager3 years and 9 days ago Link
sebasorribas
hmmm I think it's not necesary to translate the verb. For example, with !G, Yahoo or Bing I've heard people saying the verb in english -as an universal word-.
I think "duckealo" ("duck it") in spanish sounds great. I've heard people say "binguealo" for "bing it".
So maybe if each language adapt the word, I think it would be cool
posted by sebasorribas Community Leader3 years and 8 days ago Link
nickmavrick
Or you can just say "search it."
posted by nickmavrick 2 years and 10 months ago Link