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Neologism du jour: Google pr0nrank

I may not be the first to air this idea, but I’ll give it a shot anyway. Google pr0nrank refers to the number of Google Image Search pages it takes to reach a NSFW/dirty/titillating image for a given search term.

winston churchill is 48; an image of a bodily organ near a face appears on the 48th page of results.

aficionado is 1. The first row of results contain suggestive bikini ladies.

In neither case, of course, was I expecting to find such images.

Name these phenomena, puhleeze?!

I would have thought one of these was Synchronicity but that doesn’t seem right.

Phenomenon 1: You learn a new word, idea, author’s name, book title, etc. The next day you see this word in the newspaper, or someone mentions it in conversation, or you spot the term online. Regularly.

Phenomenon 2: You are writing an email with music playing, and as you finish a sentence with the word “dirt” you’ll hear the vocalist sing “dirt.” Or you are chatting in front of the TV and as you utter a word, the characters on the show say the same word.

Are there words for this? Or do we need a neologism?


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