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Weird Search Requests

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 2:32 am

And now… The moment you’ve all been waiting for… It’s… [cue that guy from Monty Python] Weird Search Requests!

Here are some actual, unaltered search requests as found in a recent server log:

  • myself font – I’m still trying to figure out exactly what this person was looking for. A custom handwriting font?
  • “weasel chomping on my privates” – From Google’s Hungarian site, no less. Guess Dave Barry fandom spreads around the world!
  • incompetent INTP – Yeah, I have to admit I feel that way myself sometimes… (And go figure; I’m on the first page of Google’s results, too.)
  • Free proofreader – I don’t think the Hall of Shame was quite what they were looking for. Though the content there may be considered proofreader-free…
  • FREE GRAMMAR & READ PROOF  PROGRAM     WITH SCREEN SHOT – Yes, the capitalization and spacing is exactly how it was entered. Need I mention this search request was from an AOL user?
  • cingular medication side effects – Wow. Talk about a phone company branching out. (I believe what they were trying to search for was the asthma medication called Singulair…)

And a special category; all of these searches led to the Proofreader’s Hall of Shame. You’ll see why:

  • dowload Mario Word
  • Super Mario free dowload game
  • smartdownload dowload (And they spelled it right the first time!)
  • free movie dowload

Apparently this is a common misspelling– well, then, I say, more power to those who misspell it in their searches! 😉


  1. gosh, you’re famous! 😉

    [random note: is it sad that I’m downloading “The Impossible Dream” for the fourth time and still not getting the version I heard a while back and liked?]

    Comment by Toni — 10-Mar-2002 @ 9:25 pm

  2. No; I’ve done that several times as well. It’s especially confusing in the electronic genre; there are so many remixes of any given song that it’s ridiculous sometimes…

    Comment by codeman38 — 10-Mar-2002 @ 10:46 pm

  3. i want to download super mario word and super mario free download game

    Comment by ana henriquez — 06-Mar-2003 @ 9:57 pm

  4. nenhum

    Comment by Flavio costa — 19-Aug-2003 @ 10:22 am

  5. I want to download super mario word and super mario free download game!!!

    Comment by Edyta — 21-Sep-2003 @ 3:44 pm

  6. i want to dowload mario game

    Comment by Emmanuel Yankey — 06-Jan-2004 @ 4:10 am

  7. es lo maximo

    Comment by juan suarez — 21-Jan-2005 @ 4:04 pm

  8. Hi every one, We are in Canada nad Us and looking to meet and invite other intp people to join our group at ;
    Thanks and hope to hear from you all soon

    Comment by Danielle — 28-May-2006 @ 2:38 pm

  9. i need a proofreader always sometimes i write as weel as Shakespeare and sometimes i even don’t know where is the right place for a preposition may somebody help me

    Comment by fle — 16-Aug-2007 @ 7:19 pm

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