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Re: Thunderbird e-mail failure

Wolf K wrote on 1/01/2019 11:55 AM:
On 2018-12-31 15:25, PietB wrote:

You're learning fast; not a member of the mindless masses? :-)
Even better: "Search engines are your friends". That would
be a good start for 2019.


It just doesn't have the same ring to it, though. Those slushy fricatives just don't cut it. A good catch phrase must not only mean what it says, it must have a certain rhythm and sound. "google" has become a generic verb for "search on line". Google may not like that use of its trademark, and you may like it even less, but there's not much they or you can do about it. English speakers generally don't give a rat's ass for such niceties. They'll use the words they want, how they want, when they want.

That's life.

You're welcome,

Here's a question I should ask Google .... "What did 'Google' mean 30, 50 years ago??"

I wonder what the answer might be!! ;-P


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