A few creative answers were offered, including the suggestion that "Gooooooooogle" looks like a snail. But it took alert reader Amigo to come up with the right answer. Here's his comment:
- Obviously ... "Gogalguy". The Marathi word for "snail"! Hmm ... wonderin how the others ought to figure that out (non-Marathi knowing speaking junta).
I've been pretty confident that cheery remark will so endear the employee to me that he will bring out the red carpet and whack me with it.
But anyway, I did visit Google last month and ... no, I didn't.
Amigo, I do know at least two non-Marathi speakers who know that word. But even so, it was just a throwaway question.
Like, when I eventually visit Peru and run into Quechua people, I plan to walk up to one at random and say, cheerily, "Hey Quechua! You're a tortoise! Ha ha!"