The "Rules" (loose as they may be)
* "Ask" does not mean "ask." Ask means "Web search" and "search tools" and "smart" and "up-and-coming-growing-market-share-but-still-relatively-small-why-not-check-it-out."
* You may ask Yahoo and ask Google.
* You may not "Ask" on Ask Yahoo or Yahoo Answers, though you may "ask."
* You may ask Ask, but you may also search with Ask. A full question like "How old is Madonna?" will bring her age directly on the results page, and a keyword search for "Madonna photos" will work just fine.
* Regardless of gender, you may, of course Ask Directions, for example. You can also Ask Blogs and Feeds and other stuff.
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