Hapax legomenon or Googlewhack – sort of?

Posted By on March 19, 2007

First, I suspect most of you will need a definition? Hapaxes, (pl. hapax legomena) is a word that occurs only once in the written record of a language, in the works of an author, or in a single text. Is related to a geekish pasttime referred to as “Googlewhacking” — A Googlewhack is a Google search query consisting of two words–both of which must be in Google’s dictionary, and without quotation marks–that returns a single result. A successful Googlewhack returns ‘Results 1-1 of (any number)’.
Gateway nx570xlNow comes the sort of part … while trying to find some information about my new computer, I googled what I thought was the model of my computer (NX470XL) and was shocked to only see one entry? Hmm … how could this be until I glanced at the model more carefully — whoops, my mistake.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.