No longer just a brand, and just like the verb ‘Xerox’ before it, Google is now officially a verb according to Merriam-Webster. Do you ‘Yahoo‘? I do – but not if you go by the dictionary. I definitely ‘Fed-ex’ – but that hasn’t made it as a verb yet either.
When I was a Spring Chicken, I used to be really good at impressing Julian with all of the amazing amounts of trivia and useless information that I had retained in my head. Trivial Pursuit was my favorite game. With song lyrics and music trivia my memory was expecially stellar – almost photographic in fact.
In the last few years, my ability to remember useless information packed up and went away with my spelling ability (I blame spell check). Now, I no longer have to think as I can just Google everything.
The Marketing Pilgrim offered up some funny words to add including:
“ebayed” – def – to block a competitor’s service by changing your terms and conditions.
“scobled” – def – when a company loses street-cred when a key blogger leaves the company.
“AOL’d” – def – the complex process of trying to convey simple instructions to a customer service rep.
I have one to add for recruitment:
Have any other recruitment words to add?