[Air-l] counting google hits

Rowin Young rowin.young at strath.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 08:43:37 PST 2005

> Innovative use of google hits:
> Some one I know uses google when checking spelling and foreign
> language phrasing  -- if a spelling turns up 150 google hits one way,
> and 350,000 the other way, he figures the second spelling was
> correct. Same when he's not sure exactly how a phrase goes in another
> language. More hits = probably grammatical.

:-) I did this (for the spelling of Scarborough, as if it matters) about
two minutes before this message came through!  I also like the 'did you
really mean *insert correct spelling here*?' feature you get with

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