I’m assuming there is a factual answer for this. If not this may be a GD.
I understand why they improved their searches to account for abbreviations so that looking for “Dr.” will also find sites using “Doctor” and vice-versa. The also will correct misspelled words so “vaccum” would trigger a search for “vacuum”. But the searches are getting ridiculous. First of all, it doesn’t use all of the terms in the search box unless you put a + next to it to tell Google, “Yes I’m sure I want to use that word that I put down” and it splits up a phrase surrounded in quotes so “terminal velocity” gives sites with terminal and velocity anywhere in it. The misspelling function changes the word completely, especially with names so if I want to find someone with the name Cheryl, it insists I really want to look up Sharon too. I was looking up: mystery diners fake to find allegations that the new show “Mystery Diners” is scripted. You would not believe how many sites about mystery shoppers came up.
So why is it that Google has decided to make searches that go far beyond what we are looking for?