Googlewhacking, a sort of hapax legomenon game
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 17:23:36 EST
In a message dated Fri, 25 Jan 2002 4:09:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Gordon Mohr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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:
> Now flash-forward to a few years later:
> "Googlewhacking" is the search for paired common words which
> give exactly one Google hit. See:
> There's even a scoring mechanism: multiply the two words'
> independent frequencies. Shoot for either the highest or
> lowest score.
> - Gordon
the attempt/success ratio should count. i'm 1/1 with "largely largesse."
loves this stuff,