Timewaster alert: Googlewhacking

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 31 07:57:26 UTC 2002

At 3:26 PM -0500 1/31/02, Steve Kl. wrote:
>On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Paul McFedries wrote:
>>  Today's USA Today reports on a new pastime called "Googlewhacking."
>I once tried to find an online script for the movie Heathers. Searching on
>Heather /script etc, got me alot of sites *about* the script, but by
>searching one two salient words in the script (myriad, Eskimo) and long
>with Heather, I got one and only one hit -- the script to Heathers. I was
>quite pleased with myself.
>(Now, many, many more pop up.)
Indeed, the first "myriad Eskimo" site that pops up on google is a
1994 Linguist List posting on the purported myriad Eskimo words for

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