Monday, 20 August 2007


I presume most people know that if you want to define a word you can put ‘Define: word’ into Google and it will list definitions from a host of sources. I was amused to find a glitch in the system the other day. When I put in ‘Define: Black Hole’ one of the definitions was “the point in the sky that is directly over the head of the observer.” Since the site seemed to be an educational one I went to it out of curiosity. Guess what the header of the page was -

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.
There then followed a list of words and a list of unrelated definitions alongside them – so presumably Google would, for example, define an eclipse as...... the force by which a planet or other such body tends to draw objects toward its center.


1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that. When I put in'helicopter' I arrived at a Linux test site. C'etait tres interessant n'etait pas?


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