Basic illiteracy of the day

In advertising, journalism, and everyday speech, the Italian verb cliccare is used to convey any of the following meanings (only one of which is legitimate):

  • to click
  • to enter a URL in a browser’s address bar
  • to google something
  • to visit a website and enter something in a search field
  • to visit a website and find what you’re looking for, as if by magic.

Just last night I was walking by the local offices of right-wing party, and a badly typed sign on their window said “Go to YouTube and click on [name of the party].” I had no idea YouTube had a specific section dedicated to them on its front page.