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Windows 7: I'm beginning to use Bing more than Google now, so how do I say.....

06 Nov 2011   #31
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Binged" would not be a good choice for making a verb out of Bing. It could easily be mistakened for meaning the past tense of the word binge

binged - definition of binged by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

As xeroxed is synonymous with photocopied, perhaps googled can be synonymously used for using a research engine in general and not necessarily Google.

I leave it at that.


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06 Nov 2011   #32
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
"Binged" would not be a good choice for making a verb out of Bing. It could easily be mistakened for meaning the past tense of the word binge

binged - definition of binged by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

As xeroxed is synonymous with photocopied, perhaps googled can be synonymously used for using a research engine in general and not necessarily Google.

I leave it at that.
Too late now, the cat's outta the bag.

I see at least a few more pages for this discussion.
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06 Nov 2011   #33
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I always use Bing myself.

But when refering to articles or research, I still say I Googled it .. although I do use Bing.

Honestly never thought about that before ..
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06 Nov 2011   #34
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Geez with the names... Google sound's like someone drowning in a viscous liquid, Bing is basically just sharp chirp followed by a reverberation tapering off to infinity! It's like they want it to be difficult to use without a fight breaking out.

hmmm... whats next my $$'s on : Zalooxu.com, Sloshya'a.com (Hawaiian) and ziz.com (and thats pronounced almost like an electrical overflow)



just some subtle bits of my perspective on the matter.........



but, as usual I expect the standard response, just as C32C3 started with to my earlier post:

Quote:
I'm not sure I know what you are saying.
you get used to it after a while, when every reply starts exactly like that.

Mike
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07 Nov 2011   #35
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I "binged" quite regularly long before Microsoft re-named it's search engine
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07 Nov 2011   #36
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rubyrubyroo View Post
Geez with the names...
Mike
If you want to truly go crazy, check out TechCrunch on a regular basis.

Every day you will see 20 new tech company names you never heard of before with 20 of the stupidest names you could imagine

[Edit] I suppose I should say that I have been using Bing over Google for at least a year now. Googles reults were getting really trashy and overly commercial. Also I was not fond of how google started suggesting corrections, then finally just ASSUMED I meant something else because a billion other people had not searched for the same obscure term I was. Bing wasn't nearly so bad. Google seems to be a bit better in some areas and now bing is getting worse in others so they may be equally annoying now.

Course now that google has gotten rid of the +Term search option, maybe it's not quite as useful for "advanced" searching as it was... [/Edit]
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07 Nov 2011   #37
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have to believe the reason they didn't call it Bingo is only due to the fact that all the domain names with Bingo were taken. After all, if you found what you were searching for you'd say Bingo!!

Some wiz kid probably said "we can't use Bingo so let's just chop off the 'o'."
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14 Nov 2011   #38
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I must be a purist. When I refer to making a copy of a document, I never say "xerox it". Rather, I make a photocopy. Similarly, when referring to a search engine, I would say that I searched on Google or found on Bing.

XEROX Trademark -Prevent Brand Genericide with Proper Use - Free Online Library

Bing is a registered trademark. (Serial No. 77681498, Filed 2MAR09, Reg. 3,975,040). United States Patent and Trademark Office

Google doesn't want to lose its trademark. From Wikipedia, Google (verb) :
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Fearing the genericizing and potential loss of its trademark, Google has discouraged use of the word as a verb, particularly when used as a synonym for general web searching. On February 23, 2003,[7] the company sent a cease and desist letter to Paul McFedries, creator of Word Spy, a website that tracks neologisms.[8] In an article in the Washington Post, Frank Ahrens discussed the letter he received from a Google lawyer that demonstrated "appropriate" and "inappropriate" ways to use the verb "google".[9] It was reported that, in response to this concern, lexicographers for the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary lowercased the actual entry for the word, google, while maintaining the capitalization of the search engine in their definition, "to use the Google search engine to seek online information" (a concern which did not deter the Oxford editors from preserving the history of both "cases").[10] On October 25, 2006, Google sent a plea to the public requesting that "you should please only use 'Google' when you’re actually referring to Google Inc. and our services."[11]
As an example, Bayer AG lost the trademark for Aspirin because it didn't protect its Trademark and allowed it to become "genericized" -- used as a general descriptive term for the pain killer.
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15 Nov 2011   #39
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Some wiz kid probably said "we can't use Bingo so let's just chop off the 'o'."
Why didn't they just call it Bong...
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15 Nov 2011   #40
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

probably has more to do with the theatrical effect of a lightbulb-like sound (or as we have been led to believe by tv shows and movies where brilliant ideas include the bulb and sound- [the "B" word I am done with!])

but you type "question" or search....and "B..." (you know) the answer...wala!

hey it isn't great, but take a step back and read the thread..."big picture"-style...

(sigh)

Mike
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