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Jun 16, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Microsoft's new search engine...

You know, sometimes the right thing gets the right name…

Microsoft recently released their new search site/engin/whatever called “bing.”

I’ve seen it pop up on several sites, references to it in google ads in gmail, etc. The next thing that showed up in my inbox was a commentary on this. I thought I’d share.

You really have to appreciate the irony though. Pay attention to the URL below.

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_561501581/bing.html

bing  
[bing](http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/Pronounce.aspx?search=bing)  
*plural* bings  

noun

Definition:

Scotland: **heap**  
a heap or pile of something, especially a slag heap 

Early 16th century. Old Norse *bingr*  
"heap, bolster"