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    googled

    Is this sentence OK?

    I found the company's address when I googled.

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    Re: googled

    Yes, or simply "I googled the company's address."

    In informal use. Google's lawyers are not happy with this use of their trade name as a generic for "searching the web," but it is used.

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    Re: googled

    Like kleenex for all paper tissues and xerox for all photocopying, Google has been paid the ultimate compliment -- that of having their brand become the generic name (and therefore correctly written in lower case).

    Time will tell if that's permanent or not. Apparently Kodak cameras and Gillette razors came close several decades ago, but not quite.

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    Re: googled

    I agree- Google should be proud that they have become a lower case verb. I imagine Microsoft would be delighted if people were saying I binged the company's address instead. You can see why Disney object to the term Mickey Mouse, but google as a verb is a compliment.

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