Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google:‘on Sunday she googled an ex-boyfriend’[no object] ‘I googled for a cheap hotel/flight deal’
- ‘Chris at Crooked Timber has googled the author of this piece and comes up with some revealing links.’
- ‘James is one of the bosses at a certain media institution; you can google him.’
- ‘I googled the author to see what became of him, and to my delight the entire book is up on the web.’
- ‘However, after googling the guy, he seems to be an expert on handwriting not on typewritten documents.’
- ‘So this morning I googled him and found Old Friends.’
- ‘You've probably also heard me talk about how much I wanted to find him - how long I've been searching, googling him all the time and never finding anything.’
- ‘An old college boyfriend sent me an email yesterday after googling and finding my weblog.’
- ‘Just in case the link doesn't work, try googling Michael Briere or Holly Jones to get the story.’
- ‘Three or so years ago I googled him, and there it was on the internet.’
- ‘And this is the kind of thing I don't need coming up under my full name when I'm googled.’
- ‘I googled her recently, but the search turned up nothing.’
- ‘You know, if you're just googling your favorite celebrity, blogs tend to rank very high on that search engine.’
- ‘But I was intrigued by Dan's comment, so I googled him, as you do, and had a look at some of the things he's written.’
- ‘So someone googled him and came up with his casting details.’
- ‘After writing this I googled him, and he turns out to have been the director of the Edinburgh Film Festival, which I'm waiting to hear from.’
- ‘‘The person I finally chose, Ali, I googled him a lot: I found that he once had a speeding ticket in Connecticut,’ Isabelle smiled.’
- ‘Last night I googled me again and in no time at all was presented with 2270 results, I smiled quietly to myself.’
- ‘His name is DJ Reeve, but I googled him and all I get are scientists and some Swiss kid, so, that's not him.’
- ‘You were the crush I've never forgotten and since the Internet has arrived, I've even googled your name Tim, but where would I begin.’
- ‘For some additional fun, try googling other people you know - friends, relatives, or maybe that cute guy/girl who sits across from you in class.’
1990s: from Google, the proprietary name of the search engine.
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