Posted by R. Berg on November 08, 2002
In Reply to: Googlefight posted by TheFallen on November 08, 2002
: Just in case some of you don't know it, the link below takes you to the Googlefight site, where a not particularly scientific comparison of www "hits" between two words or phrases can be simply carried out.
: I give you the results of a few fights I idly initiated, some of which are more encouraging than others.
: Wife = 23,900,000 results. Mistress = 2,930,000 results. Winner:- WIFE
: Big Mac = 1,580,000 results. Whopper = 65,500 results. Winner:- BIG MAC
: Love = 76,800,000 results. Lust = 1,440,000 results. Winner:- LOVE (NB Sex would have won this, but had a hgeadache at the time)
: George Bush = 2,180,000 results. Chimpanzee = 117,000 results. Winner:- Your guess is as good as mine.
: Have fun.
Somewhat to the point for this forum, "popular" edged out "correct" 19,800,000 to 15,900,000.
This pastime inspires an idea for a new game, Googletie (long "i," if you please, and if that's difficult, let's call the whole thing Googledraw). In Googlewhacking one seeks two words that yield just one hit. In Googletieing one would seek two words or phrases that yield equal numbers of hits.