Friday, April 15, 2005

Googlet? Definiton?

There should be a sniglet meaning a word that is sufficiently recondite that a Google search for that word mostly turns up dictionary entries, i.e., explanations of what the word means are more often sought and given than natural uses of the word.


Update: Depending on how you count, it may be difficult for definitions to exceed natural uses of the word-- at most, they could roughly tie. If every instance of reading a word can count as a natural use, then presumably only a subset of those will result in someone looking up the definition. Upperdate: But that would be a very poor way to count. Probably it is better to count natural uses at the user, rather than the reader, and consider dictionary look-ups as independent of natural uses.


At 5:55 AM, April 17, 2005, Blogger Jordan said...

Googla Obscura

Googly Moogly



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