Asking questions in conversation has become problematic. For example, try saying this out loud: “I wonder when Martin Luther King was born?” If you ask that online, a likely response is: “Just Google it!” Maybe with a snarky link: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=when was martin luther king born?
Asking in conversation is frowned upon too. Why ask us when you could ask Siri or Alexa to ask Google?
There’s a kind of shaming going on here. We are augmented with superpowers, people imply, you’re an idiot to not use them.
When I was younger my parents bought a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I supposed they got tired of answering my incessant questions. With a shelf of information at my disposal, they resorted to "Look it up!". I think "Google It" is a modern version of that phrase. Looking something up because you need…Read Full Post