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Google Being Sarcastic To Me :(

Discussion in 'Google' started by T0PS3O, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. #1
    I was posting a reply here on DP and wrote neglible, realizing it wasn't the correct spelling because it looked funny. As I always do in such situations, I enter the my funny variation into Google's search and retrieve the correct spelling (FYI: neglegible).

    So I went: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=neglible

    I hope you can re-create what I got as the search variation suggestion:

    1-0 for Google I guess!
     
    T0PS3O, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  2. BrianR2

    BrianR2 Guest

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    Yes, they suggested I look in the dictionary also. :(
     
    BrianR2, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #3
    It's like those forum bastards who keep saying "use the search" instead of giving a direct answer :D
     
    T0PS3O, Nov 8, 2006 IP
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  4. dilute

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    Heh that's unusual. Imagine if it was a link to froogle for dictionary.
     
    dilute, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  5. disgust

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    #5
    funny thing is, I wasn't sure how to spell it when I was replying to you after I saw your spelling so I just assumed you were right and went with that
     
    disgust, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  6. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Thanks for getting me to do the hard work and getting laughed at by big G! :)
     
    T0PS3O, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  7. chewbacca

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    #7
    I think it's "negligible." ;)

    What you found was hilarious. I didn't know Google was so funny. :D

    I also found out Google will correct by pronunciation too. I searched for "woold" to see what I'd get. I expected "would" (it suggests this if you use "woold" in a phrase), but it gave me "world" instead.
     
    chewbacca, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  8. iBold

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    Completely off-topic I suppose, but was anyone else amused by the only adwords ad on that page for eBay? who picks out a misspelling of a word like that for an eBay ads?

    Anyone else irritated how ads for eBay come up for 99% of the things you search for? it bugs the hell outta me for some reason.
     
    iBold, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  9. gabs

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    #9
    You get these problem in the uk with google as it can't spell in english..

    try "search engine optimisation"

    :D
     
    gabs, Nov 9, 2006 IP
  10. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Just testing to see who's paying attention :) :eek:
     
    T0PS3O, Nov 9, 2006 IP
  11. kh7

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    Misspelled.com says:
     
    kh7, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    tbarr60 Notable Member

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    They gave me both spellings, that is what I call optimised optimization.:rolleyes:
     
    tbarr60, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    Lpspider Well-Known Member

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    #13
    Exactly like that!
     
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  14. disgust

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    they're there because they work.

    they don't bug me more than other ads and I get the occasional laugh out of them :) "looking for women? buy women on ebay!" etc.
     
    disgust, Nov 9, 2006 IP