Don’t Call It a Gchat

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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. on September 2, 2011. (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Although everyone and their grandmother has accepted the (not trademarked!) colloquialism "Gchat" much in the same way the word "retweet" originated, Google insists that the official term is "Google Talk," with "Gmail chat" and "Google Chat™ instant messaging service" as appropriate substitutes.  That makes the search giant the equivalent of that guy Tim, who's always like, My name is Timothy.