Search of the week


Going by the frequency of searches this week, it looks like Vicky Coren is putting in a serious challenge to Pingu’s long-running dominance, with Enver Hoxha coming up on the inside track, and Sally Rogers, of The Bill fame, making a notable showing.

There are also a good deal of searches related to the big barney in Respect, with George Galloway, Salma Yaqoob and Mark Fischer all making recurring appearances. And also one for Scarborough SWP. Why Scarborough? I have no idea.

Honourable mentions go to liberal form of psychological projection, down with this sort of thing, Devo whip it, how to dress like a St Trinians girl, raunch culture good for women (I can think of some people who’d take issue with that), Sapir-Whorf Gaeilge and, from someone who obviously has fond memories of the late Duncan Hallas, bluff bluster and bullshit.

And I like the searches for individuals. The juxtapositions in the stats list are what does it. It’s fun to see Gino Kenny cheek by jowl with Michelle Marsh, Seán Matgamna with Pope Benny, and Gerry McGeough with Father Ted. Not to mention Republican Sinn Féin’s Geraldine Taylor alongside Dale Winton.

In third place this week is the history of dentures. A subject I don’t know a great deal about, I must admit.

In the runner-up position is Mayo County Library Clann na Talmhan. I assume that’s from someone interested in local history.

Our winner this week by a country mile is Lucy Pinder de Valera. Could they perhaps be related? I think we should be told.


  1. October 1, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    […] Rollins wrote an interesting post today on Search of the weekHere’s a quick […]

  2. Andy Newman said,

    October 1, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    ejh and I had a spat in your comments a while ago about Scarborough SWP, who had concerns about the socialist alliance being closed down in favour of Respect, and were in fact the last people to stand official Socialist Alliance candidates (although not the last time “socialist alliance” appeared on the ballot paper)

  3. ejh said,

    October 1, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I look forward to the footnote.

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