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Original Title: If You Don't Understand This Story, Just Google It

For many, the word "google" is a noun -- the name of a popular online search engine.

But according to the makers of the 2006 edition of the venerable Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it's now become accepted as a verb, synonymous with searching the Internet.

Now terms like "I googled you" or "google me" are officially part of the English language, even though the dictionary's editors said inclusion is just an acknowledgement that the public has adopted the term.

"Google" is just one of the 100 new words or expressions that made the cut for inclusion, including other tech-friendly terms like mouse potato (someone who spends lots of time in front of a computer) or ringtone (the ever-popular sound of an incoming cell phone call).

(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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