“Fridge googling”: Macmillan Dictionary’s Word of the Week

What can this mean? Will Parenthackers be forever enshrined in the annals of popular language? (And technically, it’s phrase of the week, but who’s complaining?)

Comments

  1. Shauna says

    I wish I had known about this before! I will definitely be doing this from now on. :) I wonder if I put in what’s in my closet Google will tell me what to wear.

  2. says

    The phrase I like to use is “shake the Google Ball.” That’s doing a Google search to decide an issue just as one would “shake the Magic 8-Ball.”

    My most frequent usage is to check an unusual spelling or punctuation by doing a search on Google News. Much of the time, news sites are split, so I go with the majority’s usage.

  3. says

    Spooky – it was also not a few days after I got my Fridge-Googling Search Engine (link from my name down there somewhere) up and running that you wrote your blog entry and Macmillan published their word of the week on the subject.

    Seems fridge-Googling is experiencing a renaissance, and rightly so! Or maybe it’s just coming to the end of the month and people are running out of food in their fridges!

  4. says

    P.S. Forgot to mention that there is some attempt to get a Wikipedia entry going on the subject, though also some debate on whether it shouldn’t be in Wiktionary. Personally, I think the word has encyclopaedic dimensions and so needs a Wikipedia entry! Go and help out:
    link to en.wikipedia.org

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