Google It!

I was sitting in a meeting at work recently and somehow we started talking about ventriloquism. The speech pathologist in the group was wondering how one voices the bilabial consonants without moving one’s lips. For us laypeople, bilabial consonants are sounds that you make with both lips, like <p> and <b>. It was a good question. The best answer we could come up with was “Google it!”

Which made me think, where in the world would we be without Google? I’ll tell you where we’d be, because I was there most of my life. We’d be looking up stuff in encyclopedias. Thank goodness for Google! Encyclopedias are big, heavy, and hard to keep updated. Kids today have no idea how lucky they are to have limitless information from around the world available to them, literally at their fingertips.

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