Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Berating Google

I'm a lawyer, and that means I try to be precise with my language. I don't always succeed, but I try. So this means I do a lot of Google searches of "define X" to make sure I'm using a word correctly for the idea I'm conveying. I don't remember why, but I wanted to make sure berating was the word I wanted, so I googled it. And this is what I got:

Does something seem off to you? Yeah...

Really now, Google? Maybe you should get a psychoanalyst. 

This is not taken from another website. It is an actual screen capture from my own browsing. 


  1. this is a foremost example of artificial intelligence. the computer (dr. google) knew you are jewish. if you were japanese it would read "shinto upbringing"

  2. I got the same thing for the record...

  3. It seems the original source is from Oxford (!), of all places:

  4. Wow, I had to see for myself. I wonder if @menash has it right. I wish I could hope on an "Irish computer" or maybe an "African American computer" and check it out.

  5. I'm Muslim and when I tried it out, it came up with the same thing, so it must be the standard definition.
    (even though I'm not Jewish, I find this blog to be really interesting and educational. :) I hope that you'll start posting regularly again someday.

  6. Comes up the same here in Melbourne

  7. Maybe the author is speaking from personal experience?

    Maybe not. Otherwise, I don't have a clue as to why they would use that reference.

    It is wonderful to "see" you back.

    Hope all is going well!