‘To Walpha’ – a new verb for searching?
I was geeking out majorly yesterday while watching the new Star Trek movie with some friends and we got around to discussing Wolfram Alpha a fair bit (well, I was doing most of the talking to be honest – I’d had a LOT of coffee).
As I was explaining what it could and couldn’t do – I found myself saying ‘if you search for XYZ on Wolfram Alpha then..’ a lot and it quickly got old as it was nowhere near as succinct as ‘if you google XY then…”. It wasn’t long before I found myself saying ‘If you Walpha XYZ then…’ and no one pulled me up on it. Rather than saying ‘What the hell are you talking about…there is no such word as Walpha.’ – my friends uncounciously started using the term themselves.
Wonder if it will catch on?