SEX Lex Survey Query
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Wed Jan 2 16:36:50 UTC 2002
They prove, rather, that you still have a bit to learn about
how to read search engines.
Yahoo search: spokesman, 21 ; spokeswoman, 341,000, etc.
That's not 21 hits for "spokesman", but rather 21 web site
matches. The web page matches total 1,470,000. Look on
the upper right side of the page for the following list of links.
Categories | Web Sites | Web Pages | News
The thing about "spokeswoman" is that, most likely, there are
currently no web sites with the term in their titles. You are
therefore shifted over to the "Web Pages", where there
are 341,000 hits.
> They prove that something's weird about your search engines. Google shows
> spokesman, 2,040,000
> spokeswoman, 540,000
> chairman, 7,520,000
> chairwoman, 137,000
> fireman, 304,000
> firewoman, 2,040
> alderman, 234,000
> alderwoman, 3,300
> all of which is basically what I'd have predicted. maybe your search
> engines are pre-edited for sexism? I prefer unedited search engines
> >My search engine, MSN, shows the following inputs/hits:
> >spokesman, 41 ; spokeswoman 374,090
> >chairman, 362 ; chairwoman, 80,878
> >fireman, 25 ; firewoman 1443
> >postman, 50 ; postwoman, 405
> >alderman, 19 ; alderwoman, 1121
> >Yahoo search: spokesman, 21 ; spokeswoman, 341,000, etc.
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