Results for - What Words Once More Commonly Meant

2,242 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you recall when Google was first spelled googol and represented 1 followed by 100 0's and and had no direct link to a computer technology company?

Yes
12%
267 votes
No
74%
1,622 votes
Unsure/Maybe/Vaguely at best if at all
11%
252 votes
I still regularly use googol in its original meaning
3%
59 votes

2. Do you remember when Amazon was better known as the name of South America's largest river and not an online retailer and technoly development company?

Yes
66%
1,444 votes
No
24%
530 votes
Unsure/Maybe/Vaguely at best, if at all
6%
141 votes
I still regularly use Amazon in its original context
4%
85 votes

3. Do you recollect when gay wasn't a word denoting romantic and sexual preference for one's own sex but a) abounding in social or other pleasures (as in the gay 1890's), b)bright or showy, c) being in a merry, lively mood, d) beutiful, noble, lofty and/or excellent (hence Gay and Gaye being somewhat popular name for girls back when) and/or e) sexually unrestrained (no matter who you're attracted to)?

Yes, I recall at least one of those meanings.
63%
1,380 votes
No, none of those is famuiliar to me.
21%
467 votes
Unsure/Maybe/Vaguely at best, if at all
11%
236 votes
I still regularly use the word in at least one of those contexts.
5%
117 votes

4. Can you think of any words commonly used today that had significantly different meanings earlier in your lifetime?

Yes, and I'll share at least one in a comment.
10%
230 votes
Yes, but i don't want to comment.
39%
847 votes
No
51%
1,123 votes
08/12/2019 Living 2242 75 By: jlrake

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