Google Autocomplete Error in My Favor

So I was scanning for funny search terms that have led wary surfers to the blog, but stumbled into the following instead (click to enlarge):

In case you’re wondering, yes, I signed out of Google and turned off search personalization first.  The URL of the search just leads to “the case for dennis rodman” results, so if you want to duplicate it, you have to enter “+/- for Dennis Rodman” yourself (without pressing enter or the search button, obv).  Incidentally, this site is only the #6 result for the original search.

I understand that my humble offering may be the only study of Dennis Rodman’s +/- stats in existence (I have no idea), but, regardless, this seems like a clear flaw in the autocomplete algorithm to me. Personally, I would like to see Google get better at making semantic distinctions, while this seems to flub one of the most basic: between search term and search result.

Incidentally, I was just going to title this post “Dennis Rodman Still Looks Like the Scariest Clown Ever,” but I didn’t want to set expectations too high.

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