What's the Verb for Searching with DDG?

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 6 years and 3 months ago
People use that other search engine's name to refer to the act of searching the Web (e.g. "I G---led it and got the info."). So what is the verb used for DDG? "I ducked it"? "I DDGed it"? "I Goed it"?

Any ideas?

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anonymous
Or "I goosed it" playing on the association with duck duck goose?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
That was on the about page for a while, not sure if it still is. "I ducked it" is right. 
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 3 months ago Link
yegg
I personally like duck it, but have heard a lot of people say ddg it. Quack it has been suggested as well.
posted by yegg Staff6 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
I like duck it also, its the easiest to say
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
whoops that was me
posted by [Old Forum ricksalaverria] • 6 years and 3 months ago Link
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 3 months ago Link
x.15a2
Duck It! is acceptable.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Link
nickmavrick
Or you can just say "search it."
posted by nickmavrick 3 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
"Duck it" sounds/feels the most fluid. How about D it?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link
ismab2013
I prefer "Duck it!" in english.
posted by ismab2013 Translation Manager3 years and 3 months ago Link
nickmavrick
I usually say "Duck it".
posted by nickmavrick 3 years and 1 month ago Link