(No) Thanks to Leno…

I watched Jay Leno last night, so it was probably an episode that aired a few nights ago in Canada and it’s large Southern province. He had this segment on “Googlewhacking”. (http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=2680) Which, as some of you may not know, is the process of typing 2 random words into a Google search engine trying to come up with only a single hit on a related webpage. I gave it a stab this morning, and “diaphanous chamberpot” came back with 142 hits. I got closer with “paleontologist sousaphone” with only 43 hits. My best (before I needed to stop and eat) was “metalinguistics crud” with 8 hits. Which, wouldn’t you know, included a Blog entry about Krispy Kreme donuts ~ written by a linguistics student!!! I think I’d have a much better chance of getting a Googlewhack if people didn’t blog about weird things. (Yes, I’m aware of the irony).

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