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(Lifehacker Australia)   Tech journalist tries to turn "Bing" into a verb. Turns out this only works for Google   (lifehacker.com.au) divider line 42
    More: Amusing, Microsoft, verbs, bing, Wolfram Alpha, danny, negative images, search engines  
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2013-05-02 05:57:54 AM  
I Binged it
 
2013-05-02 06:02:19 AM  
Hey buddy, I'm gonna go Bing your wife.


userserve-ak.last.fm

Here's a samolean, but yourself a drink while ya wait.
 
2013-05-02 08:24:33 AM  
"Could that BE any more stupid?"
 
2013-05-02 08:50:36 AM  
let's try that again

"Could that BE any more stupid?"
 
2013-05-02 08:52:28 AM  
Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch "Bing" happen! It's not going to happen!!
 
2013-05-02 08:53:28 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: "Could that BE Bing any more stupid?"


ftfy
 
2013-05-02 08:55:58 AM  
Verbing only works for some companies. Like..."I'm gonna make a Xerox of this" vs "I'm gonna make a Ricoh of this". The latter just sounds weird.
 
2013-05-02 08:58:56 AM  
Bing it...Let's do it live!

televisedrevolution.com
 
2013-05-02 09:00:18 AM  
Didn't Glenn Beck bing a young girl in 1990?
 
2013-05-02 09:04:09 AM  
Ned! Ryerson!
 
2013-05-02 09:04:50 AM  
Useless data, more or less, but:

Xbox, Bing <whateveryouwanttobinghere>

Microsoft has already verbed it up with the Kinect voice interface to Bing on the Xbox.  Bing kinda sucks, but it works fairly well on that platform for easily getting to movies and whatnot.
 
2013-05-02 09:05:27 AM  
NO.

Don't talk about it.

I want to see how much they spend on ads before they figure it out.
 
2013-05-02 09:08:31 AM  
Bing: When you haven't downloaded a better browser yet.
 
2013-05-02 09:16:30 AM  
Bing's maps are way better than Google maps, the address is spot on rather than next door-ish and the ability to rotate around a satellite image like you are in a helicopter is pretty cool.

when I tried to get my wife to use it, I told her to "google the address using Bing.com's maps"
she then went to her Yahoo home page and entered "Bing.com's maps" into Yahoo Search.
 
2013-05-02 09:23:07 AM  

Johnson: Bing's maps are way better than Google maps, the address is spot on rather than next door-ish and the ability to rotate around a satellite image like you are in a helicopter is pretty cool.

when I tried to get my wife to use it, I told her to "google the address using Bing.com's maps"
she then went to her Yahoo home page and entered "Bing.com's maps" into Yahoo Search.


Though I do slip if I'm not thinking about it, I make it a point to say "search" rather than "Google".

/As an English major, I am against the verbification of nouns on principle
 
2013-05-02 09:32:58 AM  
"Yeah, I binged your mother last night"


Ooooh, so close.
 
2013-05-02 09:35:51 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Johnson: Bing's maps are way better than Google maps, the address is spot on rather than next door-ish and the ability to rotate around a satellite image like you are in a helicopter is pretty cool.

when I tried to get my wife to use it, I told her to "google the address using Bing.com's maps"
she then went to her Yahoo home page and entered "Bing.com's maps" into Yahoo Search.

Though I do slip if I'm not thinking about it, I make it a point to say "search" rather than "Google".

/As an English major, I am against the verbification of nouns on principle


As an occasional English professor, the ability verb nouns and noun verbs is one of the best things about English. That and adding words willy-nilly. Next, you'll decry the wonderful practice of ending sentences with prepositions or splitting infinitives!

/All of the above prohibitions come from a Victorian/Edwardian effort to make the Germanic English more Latinate. It doesn't work.
 
2013-05-02 09:38:00 AM  
The fact that he (and other people here) capitalized bing shows it isn't there yet. You type "I'll google that" not "I'll Google that" when you're going to look something up online.

Also, bing has established common meaning. It was a common word before Microsoft used it. Google, not so much.
 
2013-05-02 09:54:27 AM  

Johnson: Bing's maps are way better than Google maps, the address is spot on rather than next door-ish and the ability to rotate around a satellite image like you are in a helicopter is pretty cool.

when I tried to get my wife to use it, I told her to "google the address using Bing.com's maps"
she then went to her Yahoo home page and entered "Bing.com's maps" into Yahoo Search.


For extra irony Yahoo Search is actually Bing underneath.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:14 AM  
I love when they pay producers to use bing on tv shows and have characters actually say "bing it".  Seems so awkward and phony.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:57 AM  
You don't believe me? Bing it!
/saved by uber-hot Grace Park
 
2013-05-02 09:57:59 AM  
I refuse to use bing because I feel that bing, as a verb, is being forced on us in their ads and in paid TV spots. Use of google as a verb was organic and happened naturally over time. It isnt that I have this loyalty to Google, I just feel like they (Bing) are that pushy gym employee that really wants to get you signed up today, bro.
 
2013-05-02 10:03:47 AM  
Ahhh, I see you got the machine that goes "BING!" (Youtube)
 
2013-05-02 10:04:34 AM  

luidprand: DjangoStonereaver: Johnson: Bing's maps are way better than Google maps, the address is spot on rather than next door-ish and the ability to rotate around a satellite image like you are in a helicopter is pretty cool.

when I tried to get my wife to use it, I told her to "google the address using Bing.com's maps"
she then went to her Yahoo home page and entered "Bing.com's maps" into Yahoo Search.

Though I do slip if I'm not thinking about it, I make it a point to say "search" rather than "Google".

/As an English major, I am against the verbification of nouns on principle

As an occasional English professor, the ability verb nouns and noun verbs is one of the best things about English. That and adding words willy-nilly. Next, you'll decry the wonderful practice of ending sentences with prepositions or splitting infinitives!

/All of the above prohibitions come from a Victorian/Edwardian effort to make the Germanic English more Latinate. It doesn't work.


You have a fair point.

Perhaps its the commodification of language that is bothering me.

Perhaps I should use a kleenex to blow my nose, take an aspirin to fix my headache, and put a bandaid
over my hurt butt.
 
2013-05-02 10:09:03 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: /As an English major, I am against the verbification of nouns on principle


As a fellow English major, I'm surprised. Do you not believe that people should fire their weapons?

Bill Watterson to the contrary, verbing words has a long lineage and is one of the common ways that languages evolve.
 
2013-05-02 10:40:48 AM  
 
2013-05-02 11:27:09 AM  
My favorite cokes are Dr Pepper and ginger ale.
 
2013-05-02 11:43:52 AM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: DjangoStonereaver: /As an English major, I am against the verbification of nouns on principle

As a fellow English major, I'm surprised. Do you not believe that people should fire their weapons?


I do drive on parkways and park in driveways, but I feel dirty when I do either.
 
2013-05-02 01:23:37 PM  

jdcgonzalez: I refuse to use bing because I feel that bing, as a verb, is being forced on us in their ads and in paid TV spots. Use of google as a verb was organic and happened naturally over time. It isnt that I have this loyalty to Google, I just feel like they (Bing) are that pushy gym employee that really wants to get you signed up today, bro.


This. See also the pathetic 'scroogled'.
 
2013-05-02 01:24:51 PM  

doglover: Hey buddy, I'm gonna go Bing your wife.


[userserve-ak.last.fm image 252x301]

Here's a samolean, but yourself a drink while ya wait.


www.quotespapa.com

Hell is filled with people like you.
 
2013-05-02 01:40:32 PM  
I take a "bing" every morning around 9:30
 
2013-05-02 01:46:29 PM  
Never, as there can only be one company name turned into a verb for a specific action.
 
2013-05-02 03:01:16 PM  

downstairs: Never, as there can only be one company name turned into a verb for a specific action.


Yeah, fark that.
 
2013-05-02 03:11:43 PM  

magic_patch: Ned! Ryerson!


What I think of when I hear bing.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-02 04:57:29 PM  

fustanella: jdcgonzalez: I refuse to use bing because I feel that bing, as a verb, is being forced on us in their ads and in paid TV spots. Use of google as a verb was organic and happened naturally over time. It isnt that I have this loyalty to Google, I just feel like they (Bing) are that pushy gym employee that really wants to get you signed up today, bro.

This. See also the pathetic 'scroogled'.


Hear, hear.  The weird part of that one is that I can't decide whether I'm supposed to associate that with screwed or Ebenezer Scrooge.
 
2013-05-02 04:58:05 PM  
It doesn't work for Google, either.  Google is too damn awkward as a verb, but hipsters love the trendy feeling it gives them.
 
2013-05-02 06:18:55 PM  
Any of these work?

did you HotBot it?
did you  Dogpile it?
did you  Metacrawler it?
did you  WebCrawler it?
did you  Baidu it?
did you  yahoo it?
 
2013-05-02 07:11:01 PM  

Flying Code Monkey: It doesn't work for Google, either.  Google is too damn awkward as a verb, but hipsters love the trendy feeling it gives them.


You'd probably think that if your occupation was ditch digger. Anyone who goes near a computer more than once a month understands what google means.
 
2013-05-02 07:13:53 PM  
I don't care what Jonah Ray says, google consistently gives me better search results than bing. This is true even though google has been getting more liberal with what they think I "meant" to search for and start including unrelated terms in the search.
 
2013-05-02 08:10:39 PM  

abhorrent1: Any of these work?

did you HotBot it?
did you  Dogpile it?
did you  Metacrawler it?
did you  WebCrawler it?
did you  Baidu it?
did you  yahoo it?


Just Gopher it.
 
2013-05-02 09:15:37 PM  

bmckenna: Verbing only works for some companies. Like..."I'm gonna make a Xerox of this" vs "I'm gonna make a Ricoh of this". The latter just sounds weird.


It only sounds weird because nobody uses it that way.

If you went back to 1998 and tried to use "google" as a verb you would get some weird reactions.

Of course, Google wishes people would quit using "google" as a verb.
 
2013-05-03 04:58:57 PM  
www.blogcdn.com

RIP Bing
 
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