Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 Offbeat
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And the Word of the Decade is... Google!

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Although there's still enough time till the end of the decade, the American Dialect Society thought it is time to state the word of the decade, which is "google."

The word does not represent the name of the company, but a verb that means to search something over the Internet using your favorite search engine.

The announcement was made on a special meeting that was held last week. It would be interesting to note that philologists from Baltimore announced "tweet" the word of the year in 2009, reports Mashable.

According to Grant Barrett, who presides over the New Words Committee, both "tweet" and "google" are the terms that represent the Information Age. One of the competitors to "google" was the word "blog," but ADS specialists said: "Many people think 'blog' just sounds ugly."

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