Trivial note o pronunciation: forehead

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 6 19:33:05 UTC 2009

Commonly attributed to Mae West. Appears in two variants at

Google gives
492 for quotations mae west "very good" "when I'm bad"

The raw number started at "about 26,500". To get the precise number (I
didn't say "accurate"!):
- set prefs to show 100 hits/page (the max)
- jump to the bottom of the page
- click on the last page number listed
- repeat to the last page offered

At this point Google realizes, or has realized, that you want a realistic
number, not a Goostimate.

m a m

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Bill Palmer <w_a_palmer at>
> or, "when she was good, she was very, very good, and when she was bad she
> was better"
> A line from a contemporary country song, but maybe didn't originate there.
> Bill Palmer

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