|she invented||->||Did you mean: he invented|
|she scored||->||Did you mean: he scored|
|she instructed||->||Did you mean: he instructed|
|she saved||->||Did you mean: he saved|
|she discovered||->||Did you mean: he discovered|
|she golfed||->||Did you mean: he golfed|
This spellchecking behavior (which is automated, and probably based on the web corpus or searcher behavior) has now been stopped. It might be Google engineers manually corrected this using a blacklist, or they advanced their algorithm to return more relevant spellcheckings for cases like these – it seems clear that a search query like “she invented” is not likely to be a misspelling (it may be, but it likely isn’t in most cases, hence a “did you mean” box is bad usability).
Sometimes subtleties of language cause anomalies to appear that cannot be predicted. (...)
The beliefs and preferences of those who work at Google, as well as the opinions of the general public, do not determine or impact our search results. Individual citizens and public interest groups do periodically urge us to remove particular links or otherwise adjust search results. Although Google reserves the right to address such requests individually, Google views the comprehensiveness of our search results as an extremely important priority.
(Note: no matter what Google tells you, algorithms are always influenced by those who design, write & test them – including their preferences)
[Thanks David Hetfield!]
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