Today on Boing
: Google “…distributed legal
missives to various media organizations, demanding that they cease using the
word "Google" as a verb.

Apparently Google feels
that being recognized as a household name is not a good thing. They may be directing their cease and desist
orders at media outlets, but media outlets didn’t transform Google into a verb
– Google customers did! 

When I googled Google
tonight I found that the BBC,,
and The
also referenced Google’s aversion to being used as a verb.

I suppose I can say I
googled Google since I actually used Google.

Had I used Yahoo! or Microsoft I’d likely be in big trouble right now!