Check out today's Google Blog where they address the legalities of using "Google" as a verb and the possible dangers it poses to their brand identity. They have identified the fact that people are using "Google" or "Googled" to mean search. People apparently say "Googled" when they have used web sites other than Google to search on the Internet. It never even occurred to me that people would do that. I always assume that people actually use Google when they say, "I Googled it." If that's not the case, then a) people are dumber than I thought and b) the English language is going to shit because people don't care what words mean anymore - which is the whole point of language.
On the flip side of this coin, does anyone forsee people saying things like "Yahooed" or "MSNed" or "Ask.comed"? Of course, you would have to say "Ask.comed" not "Asked" since "asked" has it's own meaning already. Or maybe not, since we no longer care what words mean. Regardless, this whole thing begs the question: Why don't we all just used "searched"?
Or maybe I'm just an idiot.*
*By "idiot" I mean: smart, 30 year-old, gainfully employed, graying, typist of this message.