Wasting time on google -- term?
June 19, 2009 7:30 AM   Subscribe

What is the term (verb) for wasting time by not using Google to answer a question? Or also asking a question and wasting someone else's time by not looking it up on Google? And it's not lazy or Goopid. This is for a desperate coworker.
posted by fantine to Technology (11 answers total)
Are you looking for a real word or do you want us to make one up? If the latter, how about "yougle".
posted by originalname37 at 7:36 AM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]

(or "yoogle" may be better)
posted by originalname37 at 7:37 AM on June 19, 2009

I'm looking for an actual, already established word (as well established as such a word can be right now....), not a new coinage.
posted by fantine at 7:39 AM on June 19, 2009

Lazy? Ignorant? Is there a need for a specific term?
posted by dozo at 7:42 AM on June 19, 2009

posted by permafrost at 7:45 AM on June 19, 2009 [2 favorites]

If this word existed, we'd know about it in the library profession. This word doesn't exist except [possibly] as a recent coinage, or a fairly geographically limited neologism.
posted by jessamyn at 7:49 AM on June 19, 2009

Thanks, jessamyn. I was skeptical myself, but decided to check anyway to see if I was behind the curve.
posted by fantine at 7:52 AM on June 19, 2009

OK, my coworker decided that Yougle was exactly what she needed. Thanks for the help everyone!
posted by fantine at 8:04 AM on June 19, 2009

you could also just use luddite. it's not google-specific. or maybe it is?
posted by msconduct at 8:55 AM on June 19, 2009

Just fucking google it?
posted by axiom at 1:39 PM on June 19, 2009

posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 2:05 PM on June 19, 2009

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