Archive for February 25th, 2009

Does Your Google Make a Funny?

travel-toyko_touchingGoogle is so darn big, a simple typo can turn any search into something else. Like, my “Spring Break” analytics project can turn into the “Sprint Break” project.

Or, once I had an intern who turned in a news story with a quote about throwing someone in the “who’s cow.” Hey, hoosegow does sound a little like who’s cow, right? And Google affirmed uses of the phrase.

Craziest example was when a friend was trying to talk about the Hmong people and for some reason thought they were  called “People of the Moo.” I tried a bunch of variations of search, ending up with a serious of books about  extraterrestrials, before I finally figured out what he was talking about.

How about you? Have any funny search engine error examples?


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