I’m sure you guys are well aware of the Japanese dictionary Goo.


Why is it called “Goo”? Even in romaji, Goo sounds unusual. I doubt it refers to the English meaning of the word. I did some research on google and as far as I can tell, it’s not a company either.

Is it an acronym for something? I’d really like to know.

  • ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo – dROOOze May 18 '20 at 13:41
  • It’s all in Japanese, it’d take me ages to understand with my current level... – Etienne Zizka May 18 '20 at 13:55
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    The answer to your question is highlighted in bold in the first paragraph. goo is not a Japanese-language term. – dROOOze May 18 '20 at 13:57

As described in the Wikipedia page, goo is supposedly an abbreviation for

global network が無限大()に拡大し続ける」

i.e. "global network continues to expand infinitely" (infinity sign is represented by oo)

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