Ah, OK, I see now: A button doesn’t need to be of type ‘submit’ in order to submit the variables. So my problem is partially solved, with 2× type ‘button’ and 1× type ‘submit’. (Before I had 2× ‘submit’.)
LOL! I think these days “google it” is synonymous with “internet search for it”. Kinda like we used to say “please make a xerox of this”.
By all means, use whatever search engine you prefer.
I have a love/hate relationship with Google. IMO, their search engine is still best in the world. OTOH, I hate the tracking they do of my searches and browsing. But so far, I have not seen a true invasion of privacy from this. Sure the Google ads on web pages are targeted to me, but AFAIK my search and browsing history have NOT been used against me. The Google ads would be on the web page IAC, just not based on my history.
But I love how my browser bookmarks and prefs and search history follow me on all my devices. It makes searching much easier.
OTOH, I’m probably being naive. I should give DDG a try sometime, and compare against Google.
Thanks for explaining. I’m a linguist and as such I’m familiar with the basic mechanics of languages. ‘Sick’ and ‘normal’ are not contradictory, btw.
In the case of “kleenex” it may be harmless, but this kind of language usage helps to establish de-facto standards, which can be detrimental because “the rest of the world” starts fading out of the perception of many people. In the long run not good for the people. Good for Google.