mark_roach - 11:11 am on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
The issue is that "google" has become a verb meaning to search the internet. If you are going to "google" for something then you won't be "googling" at Bing.
Agree on your first point. I have heard many people use the term "Google it" to mean search. I think they believe it makes them sound cool, so tell them it doesn't. I told my wife the same last night and have lived to tell the tale. Let people know there are other search engines.
I also still "hoover", well actually my wife does :-), but haven't owned one since the 80s. So it wouldn't surprise me if we were all still "googling" in the future when Google itself has become nothing more than a bit part player.