I was just responding to a post by one of my Gather friends and she had mentioned that she and her neice were arguing about an expression and her neice said "Google It!"
GOOGLING something is the norm in this day and age. When I was growing up (and even when my girls were young) we used to say "LOOK IT UP!" And by this I meant get the dictionary or the encyclopedia. But with the internet at everyone's fingertips, "LOOK IT UP!" means either GOOGLE IT or check out WIKIPEDIA.
A really good set of encyclopedias, complete with leather binding and gold leaf trimmed pages, was a prize to have in your home. Now you can find complete sets at yard sales for $5...and then they don't even sell.
Kinda of a shame, I think. I loved "looking up" something. I will admit I do not have any encyclopedias but I do have a HUGE, unabridged Webster's Dictionary. And yes, I use it!
Does anyone still have encyclopedias or dictionaries? The real things...real books, not virtual?