Google is in the OED – again

It’s not the first time ‘google’ has been recorded in the OED

A learned letter from David Oakey of the University of Birmingham in The Guardian points out that whilst the new meaning of the verb ‘google’ appears in the 2006 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s not the first time the word has been recorded. Earlier editions list ‘google’ as a verb meaning to bowl a googly (1907) and as an obsolete variant of ‘goggle’. But I don’t suppose that back then they’d thought of the Googlegänger.