Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Mar 2013 17:07 UTC
Google The Swedish Language Council wanted to list 'ungoogleable' as a new word. Google didn't like it. "The word was to be used to describe something 'that you can't find on the web with the use of a search engine', according to the Language Council. However, Google was less than thrilled that a word based on its name had been highlighted by Sweden's 'official language cultivation body'. Google wanted the council to specify that the word's definition only covered searches performed using Google, and not searches involving other search engines." Sadly, the Council decided to scrap the word altogether. Google, get your filthy paws off our languages. It seems like large corporations love to exert pressure on language - Apple tried something similar a few years ago with the abbreviation 'app', something which I exposed for the idiocy that it was. I will use whatever words I damn well please, and so should everyone else. The Swedish Language Council shouldn't even have acknowledged Google's ridiculous request with a response.
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by judgen on Wed 27th Mar 2013 07:43 UTC in reply to "OMG"
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Unsearchable in swedish = osökbar which means it it not defined to web searches but by definition impossible to search for at all. And not even the meaning of life is impossible to search for, it is just that many people find different answers.
Ogoogelbar/ogoolebar means it is impossible to find on google, and if that means bing as well in swedish means very little as bing and the others search engine marketshare over there for personal use is miniscule.

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