Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Justin Bieber? Or Justin Beaver? Yahoo Lists 7 Top Misspelled Searches of 2011

Chances are, if you're on your computer today, you've already done a search or two on Google, Yahoo, Bing or another site. Chances are, too, that you've typed something too quickly, or spelled it wrong, and found the search engine gently steering you to what it thinks you probably wanted to find.
The search engines do it automatically, but don't think there aren't human beings at their headquarters, getting a little laugh from our foibles.
Yahoo, for one, is out today with its list of the top misspelled/misheard searches so far for 2011, and passed them on to us. Hear -- er, here -- they are:

Top Misspelled Searches of 2011 on Yahoo!

 72 virginians: for 72 virgins, following the death of Osama bin Laden
 Which american idol has turrets - for which American Idol has Tourette's?
 Defensive marriage act - for Defense of Marriage Act
 Turnoble russia meltdown - for Chernobyl Russia meltdown
 Alice and chains - for Alice in Chains
 Super bowel commercials - for Super Bowl commercials
 How old is McJagger? - for How old is Mick Jagger?

Most Common Misspellings, According to Yahoo!

 Justin Beaver, Justine Bieber - for Justin Bieber
 louie vaton purses - for Louis Vuitton purses
 Wallmart – for Walmart
 Katie Perry – for Katy Perry
 Brittany Spears – for Britney Spears
 Paperview boxing – for "pay per view boxing"
 Swain flu, swan flu, wine flu – for swine flu
 Dancing with the Starts – Dancing with the Stars
 Obama Bin Laden – for Osama bin Laden
 toys are us - for Toys R Us
 Chevy Vault and Chevy Bolt - for Chevy Volt
 Less Paul - for Les Paul death
 Brack Obama, Barrack Obama – for Barack Obama
 Al Rocker - for Al Roker
 Farrah Faucet – for Farrah Fawcett
 Rod Steward – for Rod Stewart

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