Googlewhacking, a sort of hapax legomenon game

Justin Mason jm@jmason.org
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 22:43:17 +1100


Gordon Mohr said:

> 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.

BTW, I blogged this at http://taint.org/2002/01/25/032958a.html ,
noting that it's a resurfacing of Net Bullseye, an Altavista-based
game from 1998.  But I like the new scoring mechanism, and it's
a hell of a lot harder nowadays ;)

--j.

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