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Daf [PersonRank 0]

Monday, July 17, 2006
11 years ago4,563 views

hahaha

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

hihihi

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That's just based on previous Google searches.

egon [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

We know that Jake's View, it's still funny

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

the entire google did you mean feature is based upon what people type, then change and re -submit.

In theory, if we were to get thousands of people to search "george bush" then change the sh to "llshit" and do it a few times, it'd say "did you mean george bullshit" everytime somebody searched george bush.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< the entire google did you mean feature is based upon what people type, then change and re -submit.

I don't think that's all.

Who searches for uzuuuuuuu?
google.com/search?q=uzuuuuuuu& ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"Google's spell checking software automatically looks at your query and checks to see if you are using the most common version of a word's spelling. If it calculates that you're likely to generate more relevant search results with an alternative spelling, it will ask "Did you mean: (more common spelling)?". Clicking on the suggested spelling will launch a Google search for that term. Because Google's spell check is based on occurrences of all words on the Internet, it is able to suggest common spellings for proper nouns (names and places) that might not appear in a standard spell check program or dictionary."

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Just to be picky:
"I think if Google would be a person, it would be incredibly obnoxious."
I think most native English speakers would say:
"I think if Google was a person, it would be incredibly obnoxious."
(or "were Google a person")

I wouldn't be such a pedant if this post wasn't about pedantry.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Corrected, thnx!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

PS: Grammar corrections are appreciated, how else am I ever gonna learn? :)

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I hate when it corrects my incorrectly spelled word with a still wrong word. Is there some form or email to correct this?

Kevinin [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

lol, ideed! that ist true!

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

:-)

david sanger [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

So see

google.com/search?q=misrael+fa ...

but compare

google.com/search?q=misrael+fa ...

same result in co.uk com.au and .ca and .il

but not .de or .fr

david sanger [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

And for the fun of it

what is the shortest query (a-z letters only) that give a spelling suggestion in English?

Mick Gordon [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

If google were a person he would be quite a nerd, big thick coke bottle glasses and a reall geeky voice. Google would watch game shows all day and shout the answers out before the contestants could hit their buzzers.

Ganesh APP [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Actually, even the google founders are obnoxious... So I think if Google were a person it would reflect the founders

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I think Google Germany would be more of a nice, funny and helpful person. Just look at this example, it doesn't work with the international version, so it seems different Googles reflect national caharcters ;-):

google.de/search?hl=de&q=f ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

david sanger said:

<< what is the shortest query (a-z letters only) that give a spelling suggestion in English? >>

Here's a couple of four letter examples that suggest three letters:

anbd: google.com/search?q=anbd << Did you mean: and >>
cxan: google.com/search?q=cxan << Did you mean: can >>
...
etc.

(The problem with entering two and three letters is that most of them have been adopted as acronyms...)

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.com/search?q=gooooooogl ...

(this is because of those "ads by goooooogle" but still amusing)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tony: A shorter example is iqh, which causes Google to ask "Did you mean: iq":

google.com/search?q=iqh

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Roger Browne: Excellent work – I doubt anyone will be able to beat that!

Vandana Tomar [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

hahahahahahaha
gosh i cant stop. Certainly if google were a person, he/she would remain a virgin all thru life.

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david sanger [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

yes good, I had found "Did you mean: eqy " from

google.com/search?q=qqy

And another challenge:

What is the shortest word that gives no results and no correction?

I get " Your search – ddwseq – did not match any documents. "

from google.com/search?q=ddwseq

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

David: qj73x is a shorter "no result" search:
google.com/search?q=qj73x

It's easy to get shorter than that if you go to non-ASCII characters.

Hans Mast [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

"PS: Grammar corrections are appreciated, how else am I ever gonna learn? :)"

Just so you know, that wasn't a grammar correction but rather a stylistic or "word flow" correction. Basically the sentence flows better without repeated words. (There is the literary device of parallel construction, but that doesn't fit in this case.) It was proper grammar.

Kevinin [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

^^

Just kiddin'

Mike [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Haha, lots of the suggestions listed here now have one or more results, due to you specifying them here.

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