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How would you say it?


ams4127
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If you did some research on the Internet and found the answer you wanted using Google, you would say "I googled it"

But what if you are using Bing?

Can you say "I binged it". Doesn't sound quite right somehow.

What would be the correct way? Any ideas.....?

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Quickbeam

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...Thomas Crapper managed it too:)

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gengiscant

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But I only Google with Google, I have never Googled with Bing, I think the whole thing's a guggle (Scottish word I think)

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Aitchbee

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Thomas Crapper had Royal Approval,though,...Richard The Third. (III)

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rdave13

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So if someone enquires how you found an answer to a problem you could say you Asked it.

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interzone55

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Quickbeam

Thomas Crapper's surname is a happy (or unhappy) coincidence, the word crap is very old, dating back to the middle ages, and was first used in the toiletry sense in 1846 according to the OED, when Mr Crapper was just 10 years old...

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Pineman100

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If the past tense of "I ring" is "I rang", then the past tense of "I bing" would be "I bang" - wouldn't it?

Easy!

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Aitchbee

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I've just had a "bingle-bangle" moment! Yes .... a happy bingle-bangle to everyone!

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Bingalau

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When I was a young lad, Bing (Crosby) was top of the pops, or he would have been if there had been such a thing. Then of course in the services most people were given nicknames and because mine was Crosbie, I was immediately "Bing" and I have had the same nickname ever since. My ex-service pals don't even know my real name. Likewise I don't know Bungy Williams's first name, or Soapy Hudson's. We actually prefer our nicknames. I'm a bit upset that some no-mark has pinched mine. So are the thousands of other "Bing's" around the world.

I've been rumbled a few times in my life but never "Bingled"....

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Aitchbee

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Bingalau - my best friend is Brian...but I have called him 'Doc' for 45 years...an abbreviation of his surname.

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morddwyd

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"My ex-service pals don't even know my real name"

Last year I heard from a friend I enlisted with in '53, who I hadn't heard from since '64.

His first sentence was, "That's funny. I've just realised I never knew your real name until now"!

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