Googlewhacking, a sort of hapax legomenon game

Gordon Mohr gojomo@bitzi.com
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 13:06:23 -0800


FoRK classic:

Eugene Leitl noted in Dec 99 the updating of the term "hapax 
legomemnon" to mean a search term that yields exactly one hit 
from a search engine:

   http://www.xent.com/nov99/0323.html

Now flash-forward to a few years later:

"Googlewhacking" is the search for paired common words which
give exactly one Google hit. See:

   http://unblinking.com/heh/googlewhack.htm

There's even a scoring mechanism: multiply the two words' 
independent frequencies. Shoot for either the highest or 
lowest score. 

- Gordon