what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
Okay so there’s a few things going on here. The Google Books NGRAM Viewer isn’t the same thing as Google Trends Search. Instead of looking at what people searched for, it shows what people wrote about. How does it do this? By scanning centuries of books from around the world. That’s not easy to do, because after you have the book scanned you have to take the images of the letters on the page and turn those actual letters. Like the copy/pastable kind.
Sometimes Google gets this way wrong. A search for “fuck” (sorry it’s a great example) shows it appearing a lot and then not at all and then a lot again. This isn’t because of a puritan age between 1812 and 1959, but rather because ye olde timey “s” is written like and “f”. Legit:
Nice thing about the NGRAM viewer is that we can check out EXACTLY what is giving us Pokemon false positives!
So umm… names and shrimp. That makes sense to me.
(Source: neilcicierega, via redrobo)