More Weird Search Engine Terms

Every once in a while I like to share some of the strange, funny, and just plain weird search engine questions that lead bots and new readers to this blog. My comments are below each phrase or sentence. A have been lightly edited to make them more legible, although all of them are 100% real.

Bonsai story.

I have never told any stories about bonsai trees to anyone at any point in my life. Now I have the sudden urge to do so.

How to leave a spouse who is doing you wrong and pretends everything is fine.

I’d do this without any explanation at all. Just go.

How to talk more when you’re quiet.

Longterm readers know that I read everything when I was a kid. Reading was my drug of choice, so to speak, and I loved almost every genre at least occasionally. One of the books I read while growing up actually addressed this question. I don’t remember anything about the characters, but I do remember one of them being told to go through the alphabet, pick something that started with one of its letters, and then ask people what they thought of it.

To be more specific, the character started asking people what they thought of apples at a party. I found it hilarious as a kid, although I do admit to giving it a try now and again when I’m truly stumped and my conversation partner is as quiet as I am.

Is it normal to read compliments over and over again?

I vote yes. Or at least I’ve done it!

Imagine a world where money wasn’t an issue.

It sounds good to me, although I’d guess we’d come up with some sort of barter system fairly quickly.

Nephew doesn’t talk to me. Should I go to his wedding?

No. There will be much better times to fix your relationship after he’s married.

Right wing asshole.

There are assholes in every wing, corridor, and magical wardrobe you can imagine (and probably a few you can’t).

Is it moral to brag?

It’s not a question of morality. It’s a question of whether or not you want to be the kind of person that other people enjoy spending time with. Bragging isn’t a good way to make or keep friends.

How talk more when you’re quiet?

I’m still figuring this one out. It’s not an easy thing to do.  Can anyone else help?


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2 Responses to More Weird Search Engine Terms

  1. Michael Mock

    How to talk more when you’re quiet?

    How about finding a hobby or activity that requires you to interact with people? I’ve suggested Habitat for Humanity before, since it offers you a chance to talk to people about the project at hand, possibly pick up new skills, and spend some time with people who are interested in helping others. For those of us who are… slow to warm up to people… having a built-in topic to focus on is often helpful. Plus, the more different hobbies and areas of interest you have, the more potential topics you have available if someone engages you in conversation.

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