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"Cuil? Isn't that French for 'ass'?" It's not, but you'll find that out soon enough when you can't remember the name of search engine Here's a petite roundup of what other domains Cuil should have grabbed — and one they actually did — before launch.

  • cul, n. As noted, French for bottom. Porny philosopher Georges Bataille was a fan.
  • cull, n. To choose, select, or pick. Fitting, but, no.
  • cuill, n. The company's former name, an old spelling left on the company's own launch press release Sunday
  • cool, n. How we're supposed to pronounce it. The parked domain features one of the most charmingly random collection of search terms.
  •, n. Benvenuti! from this Italian porn site.

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