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"White people stole my car" meme

Waldir Pimenta [PersonRank 2]

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
13 years ago4,928 views

http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/photo/8b/9407/White-People-Stole-My-Car_500x500.jpg

I got this screenshot by email and forwarded it, but some people are saying it's fake.

A quick search revealed it spread widely across the interned for the past days, and it's already on digg: http://digg.com/comedy/White_People_Stole_My_Car_3

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

it's from http://GoogIe.co.uk I think The l in the url is actually a capital i

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Can't reproduce this... did Google manually remove the spelling suggestion? Did anyone here see this while it was live?

Waldir Pimenta [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

I commented on digg about this. I'm pretty sure they removed the suggestion manually, since similar queries get fixed, such as:

- "blakc people"
- "blakc people stole"
- "blakc people stole my"
and even
- "blakc people stole my bike".

But not "blakc people stole my car".

Waldir Pimenta [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Hey James

at first didnt understood what you meant by that link, but I just found out there was an 'o' missing in the url. The correct one is http://www.gooogie.co.uk/ (no need for a capital i, since capitalization is ignored in the domain part of the url)

Waldir Pimenta [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Also, Search Engine Watch covered the story: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/090826-135734

Mark Tan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Thanks for that Waldir

I was trying to work out why I was getting www.job-lot.com .

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