Chinnery, G. M.

You’ve Got some GALL: Google-Assisted Language Learning

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"Have you googled it yet?"
"I'll google it later."
Commands, inquiries, and intentions of this sort have become so commonplace in class discussions,
during meetings, over dinner, and on the phone as to approach cliché. One article making the rounds on
the AP wire even investigated "googling your date" (Irvine, 2007).
The impact of the internet on the English, and global, lexicon is nothing new. It has become habitual to
send e-mails or text messages in lieu of using snail-mail or calling on the phone. Many other forms of

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