The other day, I was thinking about an obscure short-lived comedy series called “United States” and wanted to learn more about it. Googling " ‘United States’ television series" was not helpful. Eventually, I used the IMDB search which gave me the name of the star (Beau Bridges) and I was able to use that information to find articles about what I was actually looking for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_(TV_series)
Today, I wanted to learn a little more about the USENET slang term “AOL” (which I know enough to know 1) means “I agree” and 2) is mocking AOL users who would quote whole articles just to add “I agree”). But googling “AOL slang” or anything like that was pretty useless too. I eventually thought to check the Jargon file and found this http://catb.org/jargon/html/A/AOL-.html which is at least on topic.
Anyone else have a memorable experience with something hard to Google?
I’ve heard that authors today have to put a bit of thought into book titles to avoid creating something that would be hard to Google - anyone have any experience with that?