I don’t know how Google works. I applied for a job as an editor there, but decided that they weren’t right for me.* So I guess I’ll never know.
Today, as a sort of joke having nothing to do with Google, I created a foreign sounding phrase, and posted it as a comment on a friend’s blog post.
Then, just for kicks, I searched Google to see if it would come up with anything on my phrase. Not surprisingly, it didn’t.
But it DID have a question. I’m sure we’ve all seen this before: Google asked me whether maybe I meant to spell one of my search items a little differently. Here’s what they said:
So, sure, I decided to give that a go. Did it then find something based on that new, suggested phrase?
Nope. Here’s what I got:
Now, what’s going on there? What brought on the first suggestion, which obviously had no search results associated with it?
And, if it has no problem suggesting random, worthless changes, why stop there? Why not keep suggesting changes?
* They rejected me after a phone interview.