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Is Gmail the new Google ?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 7, 2006
15 years ago3,478 views

Ya, Bad title I know.

I was at school today and I heard a few of my friends were talking. One of kids said "I Gmailed you, did you get it ?"

Um... Ok. So has Gmail now become a verb.

Has anyone else heard anything similar ?

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

that's the first I've heard of it...interesting:)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Better title would be: Is Gmail the new Google verb?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I'm sure I've used that phrase myself. And I've also found myself using the phrase "I was GTalking to him..." before.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

this can be really sweet..
i'll try that with some of my friends and i'll post their reactions

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It is not such a big change though is it. I mean: "Search" -> "Google" is changing every letter. "Email" -> "Gmail" is changing one letter.

So it is easy to slip into saying it.

I would often say "I want to check my Gmails".

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I can see another Official Google Blog post coming...

<< Usage: 'Gmail' as verb referring to emailing via any conduit other than Gmail.
Example: "I gmailed him using Hotmail..."
Our lawyers say: Bad. Very, very bad. You can only "Gmail" using Gmail. If you absolutely must use one of our competitors, please feel free to "email" from Hotmail or any other email provider. >>

On a side note, I've heard LOTS of people say "I MSNed them..." meaning that they sent someone an instant message via MSN Messenger. This seems to be much more popular than using "IMed" (or "IM'd" if you prefer to abuse that apostrophe).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

"I AIMed him a message"
"I gmailed her a copy"
"I skyped them yesterday"
"I googled all of it"
"I yahood me"
"I MSNed us"
"I ipodded the song" (or is that "I podded the song"?)
"I got slashdotted, boingboinged and waxied on the same day!"

Ratatosk [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I used that before. I often say I gmail you instead of I email you:) it's just the cool way of saying it.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I say "I'll Gmail it to you" when I'm talking to a friend who uses Gmail and non-Gmail e-mail accounts and I'm referring to sending it to their Gmail account. Also, I use it when I send someone an attachment through my Gmail account.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Yeah using gmail or gtalk as a verb isn't that new. My friends actually use it more than I do

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