Strangest Browser Searches

I was tagged by Jenelle Schmidt to participate in this fun challenge created by Madeline @ Short and Snappy. Honestly, most of my funny searches are for personal use. Like I searched "death by cow per year" to win an argument and "Pepto-Bismal Pronunciation" to win another argument (hmm, maybe I get into too many arguments?) and "Wizard Howl MBTI" because I thought he was probably an ENFP like me. I just like to slither out of things, you know? 

The Rules:
  • Access your browser history
  • Pick at least 5 of your strangest searches you’ve had to look up as a writer
  • List them below with an explanation as to why you had to look them up
  • Tag 2-5 other bloggers
So here are mine!

How to get out of a pit.

I didn't get anything that helpful with this one, and admittedly I wasn't super optimistic, but if you put a character in a pit, you have to get them out of the pit, and ... yeah. I didn't get my answer from Google here. 

Tape Measure Invention

I write Steampunk/Gaslamp a lot (fantasy/scifi set in a vaguely Victorian setting), and while that is allowed to have some anachronistic tech, it needs to feel grounded in that historical setting, so I do a lot of searches to find out when phonographs or balloons or tape measures were invented, just to judge how well they fit.

Difference between Pistol and Revolver

Because I almost used the words interchangeably and realized that it was probably not right and wanted to double check. 

Heard Tell or Heard Tale

Sometimes it is simply faster to Google something than to look it up in a dictionary. Similarly Stalagmite because I THOUGHT I knew the difference between Stalagmite and Stalactite but easier to double check in the moment than fix it later. 

Symptoms for Dehydration 

Kind of self-explanatory. 

History of Infant Feeding

I had some babies. They needed to be temporarily away from their nursing mom. Needed to figure out how they would eat. 

So mine aren't all that great, honestly. Maybe these authors will provide more interesting material.


  1. Ahahahaha I'm sure my browser history looks just as bad. Some good "writer searches," some downright ridiculous... thank you for sharing!

    Commenting as part of my challenge:


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