Why is Google Now Googlle?

Look carefully at today's Google doodle on their homepage, or you might miss it. Yep, Google is spelled Googlle today, so the question is, why does Google have two l's today?

First off, it's not because Google's gotten sloppy. And fortunately for us who can't wait for the answer, they're not going to draw out the mystery as they did earlier with their H.G. Wells series of tweets and doodles.

Instead, the answer to the question "why does Google have two l's today?" is: it's birthday time (more or less). Mouse over the doodle and you'll see the message "Google's 11th birthday" pop-up.

Those who were brought up on that old, late, lamented technology known as the typewriter will also recall that a lot of typists used the character "l" as a replacement for the number 1. So that's another in-joke, for those old enough to remember what a typewriter is.

Since the exact date of Google's creation has been changed a few times over the years, a few years ago, Google posted a page saying, "Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake."

Hard to believe that Sunday is cake day, since it's not a work day, but oh, well. We certainly would love some cake right now. Tiramisu, please!
Via:  Google
ClemSnide 5 years ago

A friend of mine called himself Abert. "It used to be 'Albert,'" he said, "but me dad came 'ome drunk one night and knocked the 'L' out o' me."

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Google is 11 years old now.

Edit: lol I didnt read the article till nowBig Smile

gibbersome 5 years ago

11 years! Timeline available here:


realneil 5 years ago

Happy Birthday to one of the Internets definite game changers.

You have truly effected the way all of us users do everything on the Web.

mhenriday 5 years ago

And today (the 28th) the firm is doodling to celebrate yet another, somewhat more venerable birthday - at least on sites like www.google.se or www.google.co.uk, but not, for some reason, on www.google.com. In any event, it is indeed pleasant when a friend from distant parts comes to visit....


andyparker01 5 years ago

i m not sure it is true or not.

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