What is a “Google Whack”?
do ‘bathetic weasels,’ ‘gusseted hobbits’
and ‘zoroastrian chipmunks’ have in common? Rather than
being characters in some new work of science fiction, they are
examples of a craze that has taken the internet by storm.
Take two obscure and unrelated words, type them into the oogle
search bar and if the result is a solitary web page you have found
Googlewhacking, the search for ‘Result 1-1 of 1’ on
the internet’s favourite search engine, has become a pastime
for everyone from bored office workers to lexicographers and even