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  •  it's an auto correct function of Google, (6+ / 0-)

    when a word you type in a phrase that  almost matches a search that is high usage.

    LIKES - LIES

    Google thought someone dropped an extra K into the word "lies" accidently, because so many searches for "Mitt Romney, lies" have been used within the recent past.

    Thus Google offers you the option of searching for the term Google thought you might actually be looking for. Sadly, even for myself, too often that Google offer is the term I am looking for.

    D'oh.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 04:23:12 PM PST

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    •  Why sadly, Angie? (3+ / 0-)
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      Sadly, even for myself, too often that Google offer is the term I am looking for
      Personally, I love that about Google. I use it all the time to quickly find how to spell a word I'm stumbling over. I just type in a guess at Google and presto, it finds me the word I want with correct spelling! Now "looking up a word" doesn't require me to already know how to spell it.
      •  That's because I like to think of myself (2+ / 0-)
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        Maverick80229, Knockbally

        as a spectacularly good speller.

        I even tried to start a SpellingNazi™ routine here, once, a long time ago. It didn't go over well, as one might imagine.

        Thus, my self-flagellation over finding out the actual status of my spelling skills via the Google...

        :)


        "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

        by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 11:01:57 PM PST

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    •  Well, that's much less fun (0+ / 0-)

      But it does make sense.  Still, as you say, it's probably because people have been looking up lots of "Mitt Romney + lies".  Which in itself says a lot!

      Viz:  what you described below about spelling, and which I like to think of as "Spelling FAIRY" or "Grammar MUSE".  It's not annoying - it's helpful.  Hee.

      The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?” - Aldo Leopold

      by Knockbally on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:55:26 AM PST

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