Weird Search Terms

In the last few days, people used these terms to wander into BeckyLand. Some of them make perfect sense, but others?

• ala challenged books the book cut by pat
• church lady cake recipe?
• “my glasses” squint
• goofy horse humor videos
• pom on of mice and men (at least 100 kin
• huckleberry finn – synesthesia
• guess the carols
• “10,000 hour rule” +”writing a novel”
• im just sayin becky
• hbook.com/blog
• jesus obama
• allan pinkerton early life you are a fat penguin you stupid fatty you
• goofy texas marching band pants
• acts retreat in omaha, nebraska
• i hate synthesia
• why the book “i know why the caged bird
• tuba christmas

This cyber world fascinates and disturbs me. And probably others. Like the person looking for “goofy horse humor videos” who only found a video of me.  Hey! Wait a minute!

Goofy texas marching band pants” fascinated me. So I googled it. My blog came up as the fifth link, but how can you not investigate these other gems?

• The most effective way to strangle a band geek while still keeping their pants up. …
• If I ran for President, my platform would be… a marching band truck. … that one day the giant storm rolled in and I think I peed my pants a little …

This has got to be my favorite search term, though: “allan pinkerton early life you are a fat penguin you stupid fatty you.”

They totally win points for searching unique information, but I gotta admit, my feelings were a little hurt. Since my name isn’t Allan Pinkerton, that only leaves the fat penguin part. And I’m not a penguin.

What exactly do you think “pom on of mice and men (at least 100 kin” means? Besides the obvious — some high school student looking for homework shortcuts — of course.

Pomegranates in Of Mice and Men? At least 100 kinds? I don’t really remember a big tropical fruit scene from the book. Admittedly, I haven’t read it in awhile. And are there really 100 kinds of pomegranates?

Poem? At least 100 in King Lear? Did they get sidetracked in their research? Or were they trying to write one paper for two classes? I heartily recommend this approach to homework, by the way. I once wrote a paper entitled “Thar Juliet Blows!” combining my extensive knowledge of both Shakespeare and Herman Melville.

I guess I’ll never know what they were looking for … unless one of you ‘fesses up!

What do you think they were trying to find?

0 thoughts on “Weird Search Terms

  1. Lana

    Things I’m trying to find:

    *101 things to look forward to as an ’empty nester’* (blog idea!)

    That search is right up there with *bathtub drain plastic blocker thingy*

    Reply
    1. beckycc

      Hi Jenn! The search terms are on my blog stats. I also go into my StatCounter to see all kinds of interesting stuff. My favorite thing to do is look at the map of the world showing where all my blog visitors live. Some visitors are from countries I wouldn’t expect to have internet service! I picture them in flowing robes on their nomadic camels with a laptop balanced on the hump. But that’s probably not really how it is.

      Reply
  2. Jenn Bertman

    What StatCounter do you use? I use Feedburner and I’m not seeing any of this stuff. It’s highly possible I’m not using it correctly or looking in the right places though.

    Reply
    1. beckycc

      StatCounter and Feedburner are different. StatCounter keeps your stats and Feedburner manages subscriptions to your blog. Don’t ask me how I set them up, though, because it was like those 100 monkeys in a roomful of typewriters. Eventually, I hit all the right keys. I didn’t come up with any of the Shakespeare plays, but I can look at my stats and subscriptions. I bet ‘ol Bill couldn’t do that!

      Reply

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