Patterico's Pontifications

4/1/2010

Google’s New Name

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 7:32 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Google says it has changed its name to TOPEKA:

“Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.”

Here’s more on the new vocabulary that accompanies this change:

I assume this is a One Day Only change, especially since today is April Fool’s Day. That or Google thinks it may fool the Chinese.

— DRJ

9 Responses to “Google’s New Name”

  1. Heh. That’s a good one.

    At Google.com the change has been made.

    Patterico (c218bd)

  2. What’s even funnier, type in http://www.Topeka.com, and see what you get. At least they covered all their bases. lol…

    Sassy (b4e002)

  3. You got me for a good 6 minuets before it kicked in what day it was. Good job lol.

    Jarret Aaron Bigsby (cc0c28)

  4. I got more amusement out of the “TEXTp” resolution of Youtube videos.

    Dave (in MA) (d902aa)

  5. at our house the new name for “Google” is “Bing”. :-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  6. Google, Bing, Yahoo, I have a generic name for them all, “Hades”.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  7. AltaVista is still around?

    Bob in VA (4f5824)

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  9. > at our house the new name for “Google” is “Bing”.

    Decided to trade in Mephistopheles for Beelzebub, did we?

    IgotBupkis (79d71d)


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