I just received a submission for a podcast to review at The New, New Podcast Review that contained an interesting phrase. The fellow who was emailing me said:
You can Google my name for some history if you wish.
Now I know he was probably only suggesting this as a means to get some background on him and his phrasing was intended more in that vein than in the vein of permission, but it was interesting to me nevertheless. The idea of giving someone permission to google your name is almost amusing in this day and age. If I contacted someone out of the blue, I would fully expect that they would google my name. In fact, it wouldn’t even occur to me to suggest it, let alone give permission.
Like I said, I doubt this fellow was really intending to express his approval of googling him, but my small mind got some small amusement out of it nonetheless.