Like many writers, I often use online dictionaries to confirm not only the spelling of a word, but also to ensure the definition in my mind is accurate. As a short cut, I’ll enter words into the browser’s address bar, which eliminates the step of going directly to a website. The address bar is configured to run a Google search.
What happens, though, when the results weren’t as planned? Take, for example, my use of Fancy, which in turn provides results above Google’s search results (though below Google Shopping, if applicable). Like so:
Running a search that produces no results for Google Shopping, however, provide real results for Fancy, and sometimes they’re quite entertaining.
Here I ran a search on the word unnecessary:
While confirming whether lightbox is one word or two, Fancy returned these results:
And here I am searching for “women’s apron”. I didn’t expect the one on the far right. At least, I didn’t expect it in a general search result!
I could go on, of course, but I’m sure you’ve run across some pretty funny results all on your own. What’s the most outrageous result you received on a general term?