Ogooglebar is a recognized word, but not liked by Google
Google has asked the Language Council to remove the word “ogooglebar” from his neologisms list. Read the article below.
Läjesbon Erik's words made Google to see red
That Google has asked Language Council to remove the word “ogooglebar” from his new order list has become a major news. But what most people may not know is that the word comes from an article in the New News, on a scavenger hunt in Träslövsläge.
The 13 August 2012 skrev HN:reporter an article about the quiz Läjesgauet, där svaren inte skulle kunna hittas på internet. Läjesbon Erik Olsson, in Träslövsläge IF stage gauet, is the one who used the word “ogooglebar” and then was included in the article.
And certainly looks Erik Olsson as something of an author of a now controversial word.
– Ja det måste jag göra eftersom det refereras till er artikel och det var direkt mina ord som användes i artikeln. There are some awesome too because I am the first to have been removed from the Language Council glossary, it has never happened before.
The news has attracted attention worldwide, including the British Independent, AFP, India Times and the Washington Post / AP
Tell us about the background of the word arose
– Jag skrev det första gången 2010 in the invitation to Läjesgauet. During the first gauet year, my sister mad at my brother who refused to cheat with mobile phone. She thought we would do better questions that can not be googling and on the way it is, said Erik Olsson.
In December, it was clear that the Language Council took up the word in its new order list. Google objected to this, and a lawyer from the firm have now written to the Language Council. Language Council referred to that word has become established in the Swedish language, but it does not agree with Google on. In an email to the Language Council writes the “The only reference to the basis for this conclusion is a listing of Halland News 13 August 2012”.
What about this attention?
– Jag tycker det är jättekul att det har spridits utomlands. We are becoming international here, little Läjesgauet. And that word is taken away is almost more fun. I googled “mitt” ord och såg att det finns på engelska – “ungoogleable“. As an English teacher, I think it's pretty cool.
En lärare från Läjet mot jätten Google – Davids kamp mot Goliat?
– Haha, yes it is the best I lay low so Google does not get wind of me.
But what do you think they are trying to take the word?
– Språkrådet skriver att de inte kan äga ordet, there are those who use it who are entitled to it. It's a bit silly to chase around half the globe for a word. Then, many of my age who say “goggla”, maybe we should start using it instead.
If you continue to use ogoogelbar after this?
– Ja, and, it's even more fun now. I've just written it in this year's invitation to Läjesgauet and we use the word until someone puts a stop to us. Then we switch to ogoggelbar!
On Tuesday became “ogooglebar” quickly one of the topics most discussed on Twitter, as well as “language Council” and “Google”. It was also raised in the radio.