"Bloggers have been making fun of the examples Google's lawyers deem acceptable. They included: "Appropriate: I ran a Google search to check out that guy from the party. Inappropriate: I googled that hottie.""
Essentially, Google has decided that it is going to police our language. Their lawyers are going to dictate both English lexicon and colloquialisms? Thank you so much! The litigious warning issued by Google is essentially rooted in concerns about trademark violations in relation to use of the trademarked "Google" name. How wonderful! The very company that seems not to care in the least about the trademark and publishing rights of every book in the world (Google, despite clearly demonstrated violations of trademark and publishing rights, wants to make EVERY book ever written available online through THEIR engine) is now trying to dictate how the word "google" can be used? Clearly, Google is everything they pretend not to be....they are the embodiment of hypocritical corporate America to the fullest. A recent Pontiac commercial, which must be run with full Google endorsement (as it displays the Google logo), tells viewers to "google" Pontiac Tampa. According to the letter, that is not an acceptable usage of "Google". The letter stipulates that it should be "run a Google search". If Google isn't going to follow their own rules, why should we?