English vocabulary in the news: blunder

I am addicted to Google Street View. I can spend hours on it looking around different cities all over the world. It’s just so much fun! I spotted this article on the BBC News website at the weekend related to the technology Google uses when recording the information for Street View.

There were some really interesting expressions in the article. The first one I spotted was in the title ‘Google admits wi-fi data collection blunder‘. A ‘blunder‘ is when someone makes a big mistake.

The other interesting expression I spotted in the article was ‘pushing the envelope‘. This means to expand the limits of what it possible. In this case, Google pushes the envelope when it comes to technology.

Do you enjoy using Google Street View?