Has anyone else noticed this? Over the past couple weeks, Google has changed where their "definition" link leads. Previously, when you clicked on the link, users were taken to Answers.com's dictionary.
Suddenly and without warning, you'll now find yourself directed to Google's own dictionary page.
Why the whining, nerd? you might be thinking to yourself.
Well, for one, Answers.com actually reads like a real dictionary. Here is their definition for my least favorite word, "awry":
1. In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew.
2. Away from the correct course; amiss.
Compare that to Google's definition:
1. If something goes awry, it does not happen in the way it was planned.
2. If something is awry, it is not in its normal or proper position.
Dear Google… What the hell are you talking about?? What dictionary is written like that? If something is retarded, it is written in prose similar to that being used by this new Google dictionary.
I understand that Google wants to control every facet of human existence, but until now, I didn't realize that meant altering the way we use the English language.
I guess the days of being able to check the definition of a word with my Google toolbar are over. That makes me sad.
F'in' right, Google!!! F'in' right!