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New Google word pairs game « on: March 07, 2013, 05:08 PM »
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Bit short on work, so have been sitting here playing a (frankly, rubbish) game I just invented.

The idea is to put any two words into a Google search - not proper nouns. The aim is to produce as few hits as possible. A good score is under 100,000 results.

The most successful words are those that are highly specialised and completely unrelated. For example 'peptic mayhem' scores 196,000. In contrast to those, two words that go together score highly, eg 'car engine' gets 203 million hits.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 05:19 PM »
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Idle hands!  Whistle

Sounds difficult, but what's life without a challenge?  Very Happy
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 05:22 PM »
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6950 is my best. Can't remember the words, though.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 05:23 PM »
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6950 is my best. Can't remember the words, though.
Cripes - I'll be here all night...  Frown
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 05:27 PM »
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There used to be a thing called google whacking where you had to find two words that brought up exactly 1 result. It doesn't work any more now though since Google brings up a load more results.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 05:28 PM »
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'acerbic flow'

190,000 results...
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 05:34 PM »
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vicarial impressions
20,700
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 05:36 PM »
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Note you should put the words in commas so google only searches for the precise words without doing that it also displays similar words.

ie "vicarial" "impressions" is only 6900 results.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 05:38 PM »
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Knew I'd get it wrong. Very Happy
So my result was even better, then?
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 05:39 PM »
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Well Grabcopy didn't specify to do that but you should really otherwise it's displaying matches which don't actually contain the exact words.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 05:40 PM »
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Knew I'd get it wrong. Very Happy
So my result was even better, then?
Smartypunts!  Very Happy
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 05:43 PM »
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You'll also find that Google reports the number of matches incorrectly for example if search these words:

"xenophobically" "zymologist"

It shows 62 results on the first page, but go to the last page (after displaying all results) and it shows there was only actually 43. A lot of the pages it brings up are repeated and just word lists.
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 05:47 PM »
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So, basically Nige - the game sucks.  Back to the drawing board...  Very Happy
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 05:48 PM »
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Knock yourselves out, and hope work picks up soon Nigel. Smile
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Re: New Google word pairs game « Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 05:52 PM »
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^ Thanks, pal... Rolling Eyes
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