Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure

Dave Gorman happily showed up on both BBC London and Virgin last Friday to plug his new show – Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure.
Anyway, I’ve never purposefully tried Googlewhacking before so I just had a go. It took me a while, but I’m happy to report that “Tertiary” and “Evisceral” produced the desired result. Well they won’t anymore, but you get my drift. The intrinsic problem is that as you think of strange and bizarre pairs of words, they show up, if not in tandem, but together on pages which collect strange and exotic words. Clever.
PS. And it’s not my fault if dictionary.com don’t like evisceral. It’s a fine word.
PPS. OK, it might not be a word at all.


  1. We dont know how to register our google whack that we found on the internet, someone please help us!!!
    its geneo mitosis
    some please help

  2. Dave Gormans Google Whack
    Having read your update about Dave Gorman and him *Whacking his Google*, I also found it intriquing to know how easy this might be and remembered watching him talk about it on Frank Skinner.
    Happily I can report that my first attempt was applied against UK ONly search and successful with
    “Intrinsic Chimney”.
    “Way Hey!”, I thought, but then I read a bit closer. It seems that ‘Intrisick’ is spelt wrong and when I clicked on the link that says:
    “Did you mean ‘Intrisic Chimney’?”, I was dissapointed to found 4000 odd results.
    Not to be put out I had a second attempt with
    “institutional corregate”.
    And BINGO!!
    Result! No records! And whats more, it was a World Wide Search and not just a UK one.
    2nd attempt only. Im off now for wipe and a lie down.

  3. Sadly this doesn’t count as a Google Whack according to the rules (http://www.googlewhack.com/rules.htm). You have to find precisely *one* site with both words included.
    But the good news is that this page does now have the words, and Google does index my pages every now and then.
    So watch this space, or keep searching.
    Dave Gorman’s just published his book on this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0091891965), and he was on the Danny Baker show on BBC London the other morning explaining that some people manage to find one effortlessly, while others take months and have no luck.

  4. Can I just say that for the time being “taramasalata heretical” is a Googlewhack?
    Thank you and good night.

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