So, I was looking up stuff on Google today, It’s amazing what computers and internet have given us! I can still remember life before there was television, or tv as you might call it. There were phones with rotary dials, television, when it did arrive on the scene, was in black and white and only on from 3 pm to 7pm or 9pm on the weekends. Oops – I digress………..
Back to Google – what is that anyway?
According to Google (hee hee), the word ‘google’ is actually a creative spelling of ‘googol’. Googol is a number equal to 10 to the 100th power, also known as, an unfathomable number. This term, Googol, was coined in the 1930’s, but the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergi Brin, chose this to name their search engine because it is intended to make large quantities (unfathomable amount) of information and data available to the masses.
Now that we know that, I thought it would be fun to play with the vowels a little. Changing up the first vowel after the ‘g’ led to some interesting information. First up:
‘A’ – Gaggle – Literally is a gaggle (a group) of geese, but also, is a disorderly group of people.
‘E’ – Geggle – a character from “The Legend of Zelda, the Ocarina of Time”, an action-adventure game released in 1998 for Nintendo 64. Interestingly, it is also the 4th bestselling Nintendo 64 Video Game of all time. (Remember Blog Post 4?)
‘I’ – Giggle – High-pitched silly laugh – tee hee tee hee.
‘O’- Goggle – Something you wear over your eyes, as safety glasses. Also means eyes wide with amazement!
‘U’- Guggle – Yes, this is a word. It means the gurgling sound you hear when a liquid is poured from a bottle. Kind of like – glug, glug, glug……..
Our language is made up of consonants and vowels, or vowel sounds. So here is a little ditty:
A – E – IOU
Doo – Doo – Doo-ba-dee-doo!
Just a thought …