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As reported on CNN, 6:00 am e.s.t., there is a new pasttime emerging known as googlewhack. It is accomplished by putting two totally unrelated words together into the google search engine and getting back a single connecting enity. It must be only a single connection of the two words to be offical. The report stated that over 10,000 have been found so far and they are reaily bazaar word combinations. Turn off the soaps, feed the chickens later, the cows will understand as you pursue this new and enlightened enertainment!!??

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002


For the last 30 minutes I have been trying this, the closest I have came up with still has 4 entries and that was eremite kloof. Eremite being a type of hermit and kloof being a ledge or shelf in rocks. Tougher than it looks.

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002.

Fenrir dormer, Fenrir a Norse myth, dormer, an upperstory window has 9 entries. This is starting to be frustrating.

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002.

Breathe, Mitch, breathe!!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 21, 2002.

this sounds fun (?!) So, I think I'll try it & let you know what I find (if anything!) ;) Mitch, you're keeping our brains working, that's for sure!

-- hmm (, February 21, 2002.

Sorry Mitch, I only needed five minutes for this one.

Ulema: a Mohammedan hierarchy of imams and cadis who interpret the Koran and the laws.

Pileum: the top of a bird's head.

I chose these words by randomly opening the dictionary at two spots and looking for words I never heard of. I plugged them in and came up with one and only one entry--an online dictionary.

-- Cathy N. (, February 21, 2002.

Confirmed! Only 9,999 more to go......

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002.

Got one!

It's a slovakian site:

"tamburitzin" (dancers) AND "rock" (ya know, rock)

-- hmm (, February 21, 2002.

Third try! Jubate Ranger!

(jubate = Very Hairy)


That was fun! Thanks Mitch!

-- chuck in md (, February 21, 2002.

Somebody is writing these down right!!?

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002.

Melissa, do you think we need a googlewhacker team? Googlewhack olympics? After my nap!!??

-- mitch hearn (, February 21, 2002.

Sure! We'll send one to the finals!!! Anybody out there rich enough to sponsor us???

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 22, 2002.

kickshaw: something fanciful or out of the way; a delicacy

banderilla: a dart, with a banderole attached, used in bull fights to exasperate the bull

The fun of this is to see what the web site is that puts the two words together. These two were on a thoroughbred auction site as horse names!

-- Cathy N. (, February 22, 2002.

smolt: a young salmon that has acquired its silver scales

flummery: 1. a jelly made of flour; 2. blanc-mange; 3. insipidity; 4. humbug

Found on a dictionary games site.

-- Cathy N. (, February 22, 2002.

piggery: a place for pigs

fidalgo: a Portuguese nobleman

CleanEnergy journal site, in which "fidalgo" is a person's last name.

-- Cathy N. (, February 22, 2002.

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