Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Word Combinations

There's a lot of words out there. There's a lot of words in unusual combinations out there, too.

I did a little exercise. I tried coming up with word combinations that, when surrounded with quote marks, did not produce any results in Google.

Sure, Google might come back and say, "Hey, though we didn't find 'booger puzzler', we found these pages that contain both 'booger' and 'puzzler'." In my opinion, if Google did not find "booger puzzler", that is a successful word combo.

It's actually not an easy thing to do, especially if you use only two words in a combination.

Anyways, here are my results. Feel free to try your own, you weirdos.

01. "controlled burst bidet"
02. "howling negligee"
03. "nocturnal pickaxe"
04. "penultimate flatulence"
05. "woozy hare"
06. "uranium hitchhiking"
07. "fishy earlobes"
08. "undefinable zipper"
09. "existential rollerboogie"
10. "philosophically mumbly"
11. "jerryrigged cancer"
12. "postponed gum chewing"
13. "sibilant chowder"
14. "sad wink martindale"
15. "lemon midget tree"
16. "olfactory nunchucks"
17. "no I don't like it, and I never will"
18. "umbrellas for president"
19. "go now cheesily"
20. "splotchy word train"


Anonymous said...

I take it you're not familiar with the noble sport of Googlewhacking?

Splotchy said...

Umm, perhaps not.

But I thought of my idea first! I just was waiting until the Hadron Supercollider got turned on before I unleashed my magnificent idea upon the world.

Doc said...

"Olfactory Nunchucks" Yuk yuk!

And from now on, when I end a conversation on the phone, I will no longer say goodbye. I will say, "go now cheesily"



Falwless said...

I didn't know about the sport of googlewhacking, either.

I pretty sure this proves my theory that there are no unique thoughts left in the universe. Just shit you didn't realize other people thought up before you.

Gifted Typist said...

Funnily enough, we used to do this in our single-bar-going days ... long before the days of Google or the Internetz.

Here are a couple I remember:

Dead Roman Stew
Weeping bedposts

Comrade Kevin said...

easy for a deleterious manumission like you to say.

FranIAm said...

You had me at "controlled burst bidet"...

Stella said...

Everytime I get frustrated, I'm going to mutter "splotchy word train" because your blog always cheers me up. Tomnoir, thanks for the Googlewacking intro.

Distributorcap said...

i knew i didnt have command of the language, but now i really know

BeckEye said...

I really thought there was a Google result for everything.

Grant Miller said...

Your earlobes are kind of fishy.